10 year anniversary celebrated by ADIPEC Awards

ADIPEC Awards 2020For the first time in its ten year history, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) Awards 2020, will be virtual as 30 finalists, spanning six continents, vie for global oil and gas industry honours

The ADIPEC Awards, hosted by ADNOC, honours, recognises and celebrates the best-in-class across the global oil and gas industry. This year, it has expanded from six to 10 categories to mark its 10th anniversary milestone, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Oil and Gas Start-up Company of the Year, Operational Excellence and Solutions to Climate Change Company of the Year. 

Held under the patronage of the UAE president, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, this year’s honours will form part of the official opening ceremony of ADIPEC 2020 on 9 November and will follow the opening keynote address from Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, minister of industry and advanced technology for the UAE and group CEO of ADNOC. It will reward and highlight the industry’s response to global economic and technological trends, against a backdrop of unprecedented challenges for the energy industry.

“The ADIPEC Awards winners represent the very best in oil and gas,” said Fatema Al Nuaimi, chief executive officer for ADNOC LNG and the ADIPEC Awards chairperson, “I am deeply honoured to serve as the ADIPEC Awards chair. We have received hundreds of submissions from over 35 countries across six continents, which is a testament to the Awards’ appeal across the global oil and gas industry.  Despite these challenging times, the quality and number of submissions highlight a strong desire from the industry to innovate and reinvent itself.” 

The addition of the Boston Consulting Group, as the ADIPEC Awards 2020 market insight partner, has further improved the programme, providing an enhanced adjudication process and acceptance criteria. The nominations undergo a detailed evaluation process, which includes shortlisting by 46 technical and 20 selection committee members and a final adjudication by an international jury panel comprising eight leading energy authorities.

This year, the ADIPEC 2020 Awards has welcomed sponsors: Mitsui & Co. is sponsoring Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year, bp is sponsoring Solutions to Climate Change Company of the Year; ExxonMobil is sponsoring Young Technical Professional of the Year and Total is sponsoring Oil and Gas Inclusion and Diversity Company of the Year.

The ADIPEC Awards finalists are listed below:

Breakthrough Research of the Year:

-Eni SpA

-INPEX Corporation



Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year:

-Saudi Aramco and Seabed Geosolutions

-PTTEP, Kongsberg Ferrotech & Al and Robotics Ventures



Digital Transormation Project of the Year:

-SparkCognition and bp

-Saudi Aramco, Foghorn Systems, Aramco Aberdeen, Aramco Houston Sensors Team, KAUST and Modus Oilfield

-ADNOC and Schlumberger


Lifetime Achievement Award:

-Oliver Mullins of Schlumberger

-Sunil Kokal of Saudi Aramco

-Nabil Al Alawi of Al Mansoori Specialised Engineering


Oil and Gas Inclusion & Diversity Company of the Year:

-Petroleum Development Oman

-Baker Hughes

-Emerson Automation Solutions


Oil & Gas Start-up of the Year:

-Xsens AS


-Angara Industries Limited


Operational Excellence Company of the Year:


-ADNOC Gas Processing


Social Contribution & Local Content Project of the Year:

-Basrah Gas Company

-bp Oman

-Petroleum Development Oman


Solutions to Climate Change Company of the Year:

-Neutral Fuels

-ADNOC Gas Processing

-Eni SpA


Young Technical Proffesional of the Year:

-Mustafa AlKhowaildi of Saudi Aramco

-Dr. Serene Lock Sow Mun of Malaysia’s Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

-Dr. Muhammad Akram Karimi of Germany’s SensoTech


The full annual ADIPEC Exhibition, Conferences and Awards 2021 will resume in person from November 8 to 11, 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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