Nominations for the 2021 Offshore Achievement Awards have now closed. To view our finalists, visit the Finalists page!

 
 

GENERAL CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL CATEGORIES

  • Any company can apply for an Offshore Achievement Award, but the company must have a registered business address in the United Kingdom.
  • All entries must be made on the Word documents provided by the organisers. Additional documents will not be provided to the judges.
  • All companies must provide their last 3 Annual Reports (or less if newer than 3 years old) as an attachment to their application.

New deadline - Nominations will close at 1700 GMT on Friday 26th February 2021

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

 

Emerging Technology Award – Sponsored by OSSO

OSSO

The Emerging Technology Award aims to identify and recognise innovative new technology ideas developed in the UK for the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables). The technology is expected to be at an early stage of development (up to and including the pilot installation or trial deployment stage). Responses may include previously developed technologies which have been re-developed in the last 12 months to address further industry challenges.

The technology can apply to any area of the industry's activity, including HS&E.

The judges will be looking for evidence of novelty and innovation in your idea, clear evidence that it addresses a need within the industry and has a clear business case (including improving health, safety or environmental performance) to take it forward.

2021 Emerging Technology Award Nomination Form
 

Innovator Award

Sponsorship Available

The Innovator Award recognises excellence in innovative technological solutions developed in the UK for the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables). 

The judges will be looking for evidence of how the technology is innovative and in particular how it is already contributing to the overall objective of reducing costs, increasing reliability, maximising recovery of hydrocarbon reserves and / or improving the capture of renewable energy. Technologies are expected to have been launched into the marketplace, or significantly upgraded or improved, within the last 12-18 months. In addition, they will wish to see the strategy for successful market penetration and further development and/or deployment.  Responses may include previously developed technologies which have been re-developed in the last 12 months to address further industry challenges.

The technology can apply to any area of the industry’s activity, including HS&E.

The judges will be looking for evidence of novelty and innovation in your idea, clear evidence that it addresses a need within the industry and has a clear business case (including improving health, safety or environmental performance) to take it forward.

2021 Innovator Award Nomination Form
 

Internationalisation and Diversification Award – Sponsored by The Energy Industries Council (EIC)

The Energy Industries Council (EIC)

The Internationalisation & Diversification Award will recognise both business growth resulting from successful international growth and export activity in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables) and / or business growth resulting from successful diversificiation away from the oil and gas sector into other sectors (e.g. from oil and gas into offshore wind, or from oil and gas into defence etc)

The judges will be looking for evidence that your business has instigated a clear and thorough strategy and planning process, identified key markets, achieved a successful market entry strategy and captured market share or generated commercial successes.

Judges are also interested to see how your company ensures diversity and inclusivity is included in the development and growth of the company, and how you set and assess HS&E objectives.

2021 Internationalisation & Diversification Award Nomination Form
 

Outstanding Skills Development Award

Sponsorship Available

The Outstanding Skills Development Award will recognise innovation and excellence from companies in their efforts to bring new talent into the offshore oil and gas and renewables industries, or to develop existing talent within these industries. The judges are seeking evidence of success in the development, assessment and recognition of employees. 

This may take the form of-:

·         Graduate schemes

·         Apprenticeships e.g. Foundation, Modern and Graduate

·         Skills conversion programmes

·         Upskilling and or reskilling initiatives

·         Talent retention programmes

·         Specialist internal training programmes

·         School engagement activities

This could be developed solely by your company, or in conjunction with another company or training/industry body.

The judges are particularly interested in schemes that seek to upskill and/or reskill an existing workforce as part of a diversification strategy.

2021 Outstanding Skills Development Award Nomination Form
 

Net Zero

Sponsorship Available

The Net Zero Award will recognise the efforts of an offshore company to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations and / or to achieve the industry target of net zero emissions.

Entries can include internal company initiatives and programmes or technology developments that meet these objectives. 

Entries can come from companies who are seeking to reduce their own carbon emissions, projects that reduce societal carbon emissions or from companies seeking to develop and deliver technologies that help their customers reduce their carbon footprint.

Judges will look for evidence of a clear business strategy, development / adaptation of technology and processes, as well as identification of transferrable skills within the company and people development / training.

2021 Net Zero Award Nomination Form
 

Digital Innovation Award

Sponsorship Available

The Digital Innovation Award recognises innovative and effective use of digital technologies in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).  

Applications are welcome from

·         Operators deploying large scale digital systems in support of exploration, development, operations and HS&E

·         Supply chain and technology development companies and other organisations with an outstanding innovative digital product or service that might enhance exploration, development, operations and HS&E.

The judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, effectiveness in application of digital technologies, and the value that the digital innovation brings to the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).

Please do not submit other supporting information - only the answers provided in this form will be judged.

Digital Innovation Award Nomination Form
 

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Sponsorship Available

The Diversity & Inclusion Award recognises excellence in the development and implementation of policies, systems and practices that seek to nurture and support diversity and inclusivity in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).  

Applications are welcome from any company or organisation that has implemented particularly effective policies, systems and practices to in support of diversity and inclusivity. 

The judges will be looking for evidence of the development and implementation of effective policies, systems and practices that nurture and support diversity and inclusivity in an organisation. They also wish to see evidence that the policies, systems and practices are having a visible and practical impact at all levels in an organisation.  


OAA Diversity and Inclusion Award Nomination Form
 

Great Company Award – Sponsored by ITC Hydraulics

ITC Hydraulics

The Great Company Award will recognise excellence in performance in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables) by a small or medium sized company (SME*)

The judges are seeking evidence of the company’s development to date – including successful creation and growth of the company, clear strategic direction and strong product / service differentiation. Clear evidence of plans for the future success and growth of the company – both within the UK and internationally should also be provided, as well as details of collaborative efforts as a multi-company team working together, or multi-divisional team within the company. Any business diversification which has taken place or is due to take place should also be included.  Judges are particularly interested to see how your company ensures diversity and inclusivity is included in the development and growth of the company, and how you set and assess HS&E objectives.

* Your company must meet the EU definition of Small and Medium Enterprises:

  • Fewer than 250 employees;
  • Annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million; or
  • Annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million; and
  • Are independent – no more than 25% of the capital or voting rights are owned by one or more enterprises which fall outside the SME definition.
2021 Great Company Award Nomination Form
 

Young Professional Award – Sponsored by Harbour Energy

Harbour Energy

The Young Professional Award will recognise the professional capability and the wider contribution made to the offshore industry (including oil and gas or renewables) by a person aged 35 or under.

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a third party on behalf of the individual
  • By the individual themselves, with a supporting letter from their supervisor or manager.
2021 Young Professional Award Nomination Form
 

Significant Contribution Award

Sponsorship Available

The Significant Contribution Award will recognise the individual who has made the most significant professional contribution to the offshore energy industry.

2021 Significant Contribution Award Nomination Form