Petroleum Economist announces 2018 award winners
LONDON, Nov. 28, 2018 / -- Honouring the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations, Petroleum Economist announced the winners of its 2018 Petroleum Economist Awards in 18 categories. Additionally, five awards were given to outstanding individuals for their industry contributions.
Wellington Moreira Franco, Brazil’s minster of mines and energy, scooped the Minister of the Year award, while Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi of Kuwait National Petroleum Company was honoured as CEO of the Year.
Peter Ratatics, executive vice-president for consumer services at Hungary’s MOL Group, won the Future Leader award and Aron Deen, director of marketing and business development at Ulterra Drilling Technologies, was named Energy Executive of the Year. In the evening’s finale, storied energy lawyer Sheila Hollis, chair of the Washington office of Duane Morris, accepted the Legacy award.
"The Petroleum Economist Awards is the one event that recognizes leaders around the globe in every major aspect of the petroleum industry," said John Royall, president and CEO of Gulf Energy Information and acting publisher of Petroleum Economist. "I would like to personally congratulate all of the 2018 winners for this recognition of their significant contributions to our industry.
The Petroleum Economist Awards 2018 categories and winners are:
Energy Consultancy of the Year
Deloitte Consulting LLP
PR Company of the Year
Legal Services Provider of the Year
Bracewell (UK) LLP
Energy Finance Provider of the Year
Hedging Advisor of the Year
Mercatus Energy Advisors
Energy Trading House of the Year
Technology Company of the Year
Service Company of the Year
Cleaner Energy Initiative of the Year
CSR Programme of the Year
Crab Hatchery Learning Centre Project, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company
Exploration Company of the Year
Downstream Initiative of the Year
Sadara Chemical Company
Petrochemicals Company of the Year
Peter Ratics, MOL Group
Energy Executive of the Year
Aron Deen, Ulterra Drilling Technologies LP
Project of the Year
Electric charging stations, Distribuidora Uruguaya de Combustibles SA
LNG Project of the Year
Petronas Floating Liquefied Natural Gas 1 (PFLNG 1), Petronas
Energy Company of the Year (small cap)
Energy Company of the Year (mid cap)
Energy Company of the Year (large cap)
Sheila Hollis, Duane Morris LLP
Minister of the Year
Wellington Moreira Franco, Brazil
Chief Executive of the Year
Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, Kuwait National Petroleum Company
The recipients learnt of their wins during a gala event held on 27 November at One Great George Street, Westminster. The evening's Master of Ceremony was World Cup-winning rugby star and former currency trader Will Greenwood.
The 2018 Petroleum Economist Awards were generously sponsored by law firm White & Case, which was shortlisted in the Legal Services Provider of the Year category, an award it won in 2017.
Petroleum Economist is the authority on energy economics and trends, offering high-level intelligence and opinions on the events and people shaping the global energy market. Since 1934 readers have used our essential insight and intelligence to inform decisions and strategy, whether they lead state-owned or privately held companies.
For more details of all award winners visit www.petroleum-economist.com/awards
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