ADIPEC Awards 2022 Honour Excellence Across Global Energy Industry
10 winners from over 1,000 entries named at Prestigious Awards Ceremony
350 companies represented across 62 countries at Awards
Shell CEO, Ben van Beurden, named ‘Trailblazer of the Year’
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 November 2022: The 12th ADIPEC Awards, hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has recognised outstanding individuals, projects and ideas that are transforming the global energy industry.
This year’s prestigious awards, which took place at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, placed a strong emphasis on sustainability and innovative lower-carbon energy solutions with 10 winners being selected from over 1,000 entries. Over 350 companies from 62 countries submitted nominations for the awards with a distinguished jury of oil and gas industry leaders deliberating on the entries.
Fatema Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG, and ADIPEC Awards Chairperson, said: “We congratulate all the winners of the ADIPEC Awards 2022. The ADIPEC Awards celebrate innovation, excellence, and transformational leadership as they recognize individuals and companies who have a profound impact across the energy industry. As the global energy landscape evolves, the ADIPEC Awards will continue to encourage innovative and forward-thinking solutions that can help enable a more sustainable energy future.”
During the ceremony, Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Shell, was named Trailblazer of the Year for leading Shell’s strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.
Technology featured heavily throughout the awards, with ADNOC’s predictive and analytics diagnostic program named Digital Transformation Project of the Year and SeekOps named Oil & Gas Start-up Company of the Year for their unmanned aerial systems.
MicroSilicon Inc.’s Smart microchip proppants technology was awarded the Breakthrough Research of the Year alongside their research partners The University of Kansas, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and EOG Resources Inc., and Saudi Aramco’s FracBots picked up the Breakthrough Technological Project.
The awards also recognised Hatem Abdullah Bajuaifer of Saudi Aramco who was named Young Technical Professional of the Year.
The full list of winners are:
Trailblazer of the Year
- Ben van Beurden, CEO, Shell
Breakthrough Research of the Year
- The University of Kansas, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MicroSilicon Inc. and EOG Resources Inc.: Smart microchip proppants technology for precision diagnostics of hydraulic fracture networks
Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year
- Saudi Aramco: FracBots – The next real reservoir IoT
Digital Transformation Project of the Year
- ADNOC: Centralised predictive and analytics diagnostic program (cpad)
Social Contribution and Local Content Project of the Year
- bp Egypt: bp Egypt west Nile delta project – A force for good
Oil and Gas Inclusion and Diversity Company of the Year
- Emerson Automation Solutions: Emerson MEA – Diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic framework
Young Technical Professional of the Year
- Hatem Abdullah Bajuaifer of Saudi Aramco
Outstanding achievement in Low Carbon Initiative
- ADNOC: A responsible low-carbon operator – from ambition into action
Oil & Gas Start-up Company of the Year
- SeekOps: Global emissions reduction using automated detection, localisation and quantification via unmanned aerial systems
Operational Excellence Company of the Year (Excellence in Remote Operations)
- Petroleum Development Oman: PDO leading nodal acquisition and processing – from whitespace to exploration leads in record time
Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC 2022 is the world’s largest and most inclusive energy platform. The apolitical gathering is helping to reframe the climate discussion and advance an inclusive dialogue between some of the most influential stakeholders in the industry to accelerate realistic solutions for a pro-climate and pro-growth energy transition.
Attended by over 2,200 exhibiting companies, 54 NOCs, IOCs, NECs and IECs, and hosting 28 country pavilions, ADIPEC offers a broad, neutral space to foster dialogue and collaboration in addressing energy security, affordability, and sustainability. ADIPEC’s 350 conference sessions will engage 1,200 CEOs, policymakers and industry leaders to tackle the most pressing issues facing the industry, at a time when it is needed most.