The offshore energy industry’s highest achievers and most successful companies were recognised on Thursday, 12 March at the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), with our own Murray Kerr receiving the Young Professional Award, and also being highly commended by the judges in the Inspiring Leader category.
The 29th awards ceremony, which saw attendance of more than 500 guests, took place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and was hosted by well-known television presenter and maths expert, Rachel Riley. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section organised the awards, with the support of principal sponsor TAQA and supporting sponsor Rigzone.
Murray said “It is truly an honour to have won the Young Professional Award and equally proud to have been highly commended in the Inspiring Leader Category. The last 29 months have been a roller coaster ride and if it wasn’t for the support and commitment of the team here at SengS this would not have been possible. From taking the first step in building SengS from an idea and seeing this progress from its original roots as an Engineering Company, expanding into the new divisions covering Testing, Controls & Tooling, we really have come far in a short period of time. We are all really proud of our achievements and these awards are the icing on the cake for me. I’m looking forward to seeing SengS develop within our future growth plans”
Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen board member and chair of the OAA organising committee, said: “The awards have yet again delivered beyond our expectations, with all of the winners demonstrating remarkable innovation, ambition and potential.
“SPE Aberdeen’s commitment to encouraging and supporting the future workforce led to the introduction of the Outstanding Graduate Programme Award this year, which saw an exceptionally high calibre of entries. It is hugely encouraging to see the efforts being made by companies large and small to develop new talent into our industry.
“Choosing a winner was extremely tough for the judges and all the finalists should be justifiably proud of themselves.”
Ross Lowdon, chairman of SPE Aberdeen, said: “During these challenging times it has become too easy to lose sight of the hard work, commitment and success of companies and individuals that continues to happen. The awards have allowed us to take some time out to acknowledge and celebrate talent in the sector and SPE Aberdeen is proud to support such an important event in the industry calendar.”