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ADIPEC Awards 2015 shortlisted nominees announced

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The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), one of the world’s leading energy events, has announced the 33 shortlisted entries across eight categories for the 2015 edition of the ADIPEC Awards.

The distinguished and internationally coveted accolades celebrate achievement in energy, and recognise the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects, and technologies that have demonstrated excellence – further cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for knowledge-exchange in the oil and gas industry.

Driving the ADIPEC Awards growth and success is the pressing need for sharing best and sustainable practice, says Mr. Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations Ltd., (ADCO), and ADIPEC Awards Chairman.

“Today, companies are looking for ways they can optimise their operational efficiencies and sustainably enhance exploration and production while meeting the world’s growing demand for energy,” Mr. Al Kindy said.“The Awards enable industry peers to shed light on some of the world’s greatest projects, people, and ideas. This dissemination of knowledge and best practice is critical now more than ever in today’s evolving energy landscape.”

Nominees were shortlisted after a meticulous assessment by the Regional Select Jury.

Forming the cornerstone of the four-day exhibition and conference, the three companies shortlisted per category and subcategory for the ADIPEC 2015 Awards are as follows (companies listed in alphabetical order):

Category 1 – Best Oil & Gas Mega Project

  • International Petroleum Investment Company: Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline Project (ADCOP)
  • Petroleum Development Oman (PDO): Harweel 2AB: PDO First and World’s Largest Miscible Sour Gas Injection Project
  • Zakum Development Company: Upper Zakum 750 Initial Production - Leveraging Opportunities

Category 2 – Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology (Surface or Sub-Surface)


  • Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), GlassPoint Solar: Solar Steam Generation for Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Schlumberger: Vx Spectra Flowmeter—Multiphase Metering Comes of Age
  • Total Research Center-Qatar, Total E&P Pau – France: LIPS: A New Instrument Performing High Resolution Logs and Big Data of Organic Carbon


  • BP Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd. - Oman Branch, Schlumberger: Geo-Engineered Completion Optimisation in a Giant Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoir, Khazzan Field, Oman
  • Schlumberger: ZEiTECS Shuttle Rigless ESP Deployment System
  • Schlumberger: Manara Production and Reservoir Management System

Category 3 – Best Oil & Gas CSR/HSE Project or Initiative

  • ADCO: Achieving Sustainable Zero Flaring through Spiking Gas Compressor at ADCO Shah Field
  • Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd: The Shah Gas Field Development Project: From Barren to Barrel
  • Saudi Aramco: Saudi Aramco Environmental Education Programme

Category 4 – Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

  • KUFPEC, Kuwait Oil Company: Ms. Hosnia Hashim, a Visionary Leader
  • Mubadala Petroleum: Salma Al Hajeri, Oil & Gas Woman of the Year
  • Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO), Shell Development Oman LLC: Intisaar Al-Kindy, Exploration Director, PDO

Category 5 – Best Oilfield services Company (Local, Regional or International)


  • EMDAD LLC: EMDAD LLC Integrated Service Company
  • Megarme General Contracting Co. LLC: Best Oilfield Services Company - Inspection, Repair, Maintenance Utilising Rope Access Solutions
  • Trizac Abu Dhabi, Oilfield Supplies and Services: 30 Years of Operational Excellence


  • Gulf Drilling International: GDI: Towards Sustainability and Operational Efficiency
  • Narayana Expert Engineering, Industrial Inspection, Technology & Energy Consultancy (NeemTech): Best Oilfield Services Company
  • Zamil Offshore Services Company: Offshore Fleet, Services Expansion & Quality Enhancement


  • Halliburton: Halliburton - Solving Challenges
  • Schlumberger: Global Strength, Local Understanding
  • Weatherford Manufacturing and Services: Ahead of the Curve, Proudly Made in the UAE

Category 6 – Young ADIPEC Engineer

  • Talha Ahmad, Saudi Aramco
  • Ali Al-Khatib, Saudi Aramco
  • Abubaker Saeed, Saudi Aramco

Category 7 – Best Dissertation of the Year

  • Amar J. Alshehri, Stanford University: An X-ray CT Study of Multidimensional Imbibition in Dual Porosity Carbonates
  • Marzieh Riahinezhad, University of Waterloo: Can Copolymerization Kinetics Help Tailor Properties Of Poly (Acrylamide/Acrylic Acid) For Enhanced Oil Recovery?
  • Saif Al-Ghafri, Imperial College London: Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties of Reservoir Fluids Under Addition of Carbon Dioxide

Category 8 – Best Practice Award

  • ADMA-OPCO, NDC, Nobel-Denton, LOC: New Rig Pre-loading Procedure on Difficult Location
  • BAPCO: Rapid Operational Excellence by Technology Assisted Governance
  • Petroleum Development Oman: Delivering Technical Integrity & In-Country Value (ICV) Through the In-Sourcing of Equipment Repairs

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