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Distinguished Achievement Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards

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Thank you to all who nominated an individual, company, organization, or institution for this prestigious award.

The OTC 2021 Distinguished Achievement Awards Event will recognize the award recipients, raise funds for the 2021 beneficiary, and provide an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world. 

The 2021 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors selects Joe Fowler, as the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in recognition of its cutting-edge Panorama digital command center, and Edward Heerema and Russell Hoshman with the OTC Heritage Award. Read more about the 2021 recipients below.

OTC Distinguished Achievement Award recipients will be recognized at OTC 2021. 

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Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

Joe FowlerJoe Fowler will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for his extraordinary technical leadership in risers and pipelines, industrial leadership and entrepreneurship, significant contributions in higher education, and his substantial contributions to the societies that organize OTC.

As principal investigator for the American Gas Association and Gas Research Institute, his achievements in offshore and land pipelines specifically focus on the collapse behavior of pipelines, the effects of dents on pipeline life, strength of tee and elbow fittings, repair procedures for damaged pipelines, and the development of a diverless pipeline repair clamp.  Read more.

Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

This year’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions will be awarded to The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will be presented the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of its cutting-edge Panorama digital command center.

Established in November 2017, the fully integrated platform provides ADNOC with the unique capability of allocating and centralizing more than 200 dashboards representing the entire value chain of ADNOC Group of 14 companies, while displaying 250,000 real time data points from all operational sites and plants. The platform also provides a complete integration of data between offshore and onshore facilities.  Read more

OTC HERITAGE AWARD

The Heritage award will be presented to Edward Heerema in recognition of his long-term continuous, distinguished service in management and leadership of offshore installation for the deepwater industry and Russell Hoshman for his long-term continuous, distinguished service in safety and environmental stewardship for the offshore industry. 

 

Edward HeeremaHeerema’s lifetime contributions to offshore marine construction have been paramount. He developed the concept of dynamically positioned subsea pipelay with the introduction of Lorelay. In 2007, his vision set the world record for ultra-deepwater advanced pipeline installation in 9,100 feet of sea water with an S-Lay installation method. As President and CEO of Allseas, he is also credited for creating employment for more than 4,000 global workers and building offshore pipelines that provide energy for millions of people. In 2016, Heerema was honored as a Fellow Chartered Engineer by the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers.  Read more

 

 

 

 

 

HoshmanHoshman is being recognized for his leadership and guidance in ensuring the offshore sector achieves superior standards and processes for safer operations. His significant contributions and technical knowledge have helped bridge the industry and regulatory bodies. He has more than 43 years of industry experience working as an engineer, researcher, mentor/instructor/communicator, technical advisor, and government representative.  Read more


The OTC 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients Will be Recognized at OTC 2021

The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors selected Professor Ronald W. Yeung, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, as the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for its Búzios Project as the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions, and a Special Citation awarded to Total Upstream Nigeria Limited for its Egina Project. Read more about the 2020 recipients below.

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Yeung will be awarded the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals, recognizing him for his 45-year career in educating a generation of naval architects and ocean engineers, as well as, his fundamental research in ship and offshore hydrodynamics. Over this period, he has supervised 28 doctoral dissertations in the marine field, more than 100 master’s students and visiting scholars, and published more than 190 articles.

Yeung's advisees have received 16 U.S. and international Best-Paper awards, with many of them active in academia and the ocean industry. Read more.

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This 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions will be awarded to Petrobras for its Búzios Project.

The Petrobras-led Búzios Project will be recognized for the use of technological advancements in extreme conditions, leaving a legacy to the offshore oil and gas industry. The Búzios Field is located in the ultra-deepwater, 6,560 feet of the Santos Basin pre-salt, roughly 130 miles from the Rio de Janeiro coast. Read more.

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Total Upstream

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited has been awarded a Special Citation for its Egina project, which executed a sustainable deepwater project using local engineering, project management, yards and support services providing the foundation for future projects.

The Egina project is the largest FPSO to date in the Total s. a. Group Fleet of FPSO and the first deep-water project in Nigeria after the 2010 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act. This project provided connections between different companies, more than 48 million person-hours worked in Nigeria, fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in Nigeria and the advancement of drilling technologies leading to greater oil production in ultra-deep waters of 1,400 to 1,700 meters. Read more.

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