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Stars of industry recognised at OGUK Awards

Friday November 8th 2019 at 6:36 AM

Erin Ingram, Ashley Thomas and Teresa Waddington

A fledgling industry star who unlocked £20 million of additional value for her company, and a business that is using pioneering 3D printing to champion improved safety and environmental performance, were among those to be crowned winners last night at the OGUK Awards 2019.

More than 550 guests gathered at P&J Live to recognise the standout out achievements of businesses and high-performing individuals from across the industry. 

Thirty finalists were in contention for 10 awards, including excellence in decommissioning, business innovation and energy transition, a new award for 2019.

Praising the winners, Deirdre Michie, chief executive of OGUK, said: “OGUK’s annual awards ceremony is a highly regarded event within the UK oil and gas industry calendar and this was one of the most competitive years yet.

“The success of our industry is down to the talent, ingenuity and skill of our people and that’s what these awards celebrate. A huge congratulations to our winners and a sincere thank you to all our finalists, whose dedication and expertise help us continually raise the bar on industry excellence.”

Steve Phimister, vice-president of event sponsor Shell’s UK upstream business, said: “It has been hugely rewarding to celebrate the talents and achievements of all the people who help the UK oil and gas industry make such a vital contribution to today’s energy sector. These are also the people who will play a key role in shaping the future success of the industry, as the UK navigates the energy transition.”


The full list of winners is:


OGUK Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by OPITO)

Ashley Thomas, BP


OGUK Graduate of the Year (sponsored by ECITB)

Erin Ingram, TAQA


OGUK Mentor of the Year Award 2018

Teresa Waddington, Shell U.K. Limited


Workforce Engagement



OGUK Business Innovation Award (SME)

WFS Technologies Limited


Business Innovation – Large Enterprise



Diversity and Inclusion (sponsored by Spirit Energy)

CNR International (UK) Ltd


MER UK (sponsored by the Oil & Gas Authority)

Neptune Energy – BP – Japex UK E&P Ltd


Excellence in Decommissioning

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK


Energy Transition (sponsored by Fairfield Decom Limited)


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