WPC Excellence Awards

The World Petroleum Council gave recognition to the most
outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas industry
with the WPC Excellence Awards.

The WPC Excellence Awards recognized companies, institutions and/or any public or private organizations
engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high excellence standards.
Companies submitted projects in two categories—

Social Responsibility and Technological Developments

Each category had two project winners, a National Oil Company (NOC) or large business
and a small- or medium-size organization within the oil and gas industry. All project entries were reviewed
and winners were selected by an independent panel from the World Petroleum Council.

Over 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s award nominations.

WPCEA for Social Responsibility – Winners & Finalists

Small to Medium Sized Companies

WINNER
Sakhalin Energy:
Sakhalin: Indigenous Island

FINALISTS
Pertamina Refinery Unit III:
Lighting Hopes: Electrify Rural Communities from Micro-Hydro Power Plant

Salym Petroleum Development: Good Neighbour

Large Companies & NOCs

WINNER
Exxon:
Building local capacity in Guyana

FINALISTS
Chevron:
Peace, Prosperity, and Partnerships in the Niger Delta

Chevron: Partnering to Eliminate Malaria in Bioko Island

WPCEA for Technological Development – Winners & Finalists

Small to Medium Sized Companies

WINNER
Kayrros:
Geospatial Monitoring for Oil & Gas Climate Stewardship

FINALISTS
Aramco Americas:
Sensor Ball

Fishbones AS: Multilateral Well Stimulation

Weatherford: Vero® Automated Connection Integrity

Large Companies & NOCs

WINNER
Halliburton Landmark:
Permedia® CO2 Toolkit: Understanding the Flow Dynamics of Injected CO2 in the Subsurface to De-risk Long-term Carbon

FINALISTS
Satbayev University:
SmartTranPro software-energy saving of paraffin oil transportation through pipelines

Saudi Aramco: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

The winners were announced during the WPC Excellence Awards Ceremony held at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress.

The finalists’ projects were showcased during the Congress. The Social Responsibility and Technical Development Finalists presented their projects on the Exhibition Floor.

WPCEA 2021 Judging Panel

Social Responsibility

Miguel Moyano, Executive Secretary, ARPEL, Uruguay

Dr. Pierce Rimer, Director General, World Petroleum Council

Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA

Technological Development

Andy Calitz, Secretary General Elect, IGU

Iman Hill, Executive Director, IOGP

Mark Rubin, Executive Director, SPE, USA

WPC Excellence Awards for Youth

WINNER

  • Pedro Miras, Senior Gas Balance Analyst, Repsol

RUNNERS UP

  • Taha Enes Kon, Design Engineer, Turkish Petroleum Offshore Technology Centre
  • Tamara Seres, WPC YP Representative for the Serbian National Committee

In recognition of the important contribution by youth to the energy industry, the World Petroleum Council rewarded the best young authors of the Congress. These have been selected from the best abstracts submitted by young professionals under 35.

Below are the specifications of each category for your project to be considered:
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Innovative and far-reaching social responsibility initiatives benefitting the community or environment
Commitment and involvement of management and employees
Cooperation with local communities and stakeholders and development of mutually beneficial relations
Feasibility
Wide applicability and reproducibility within the petroleum sector
Proved or clearly demonstrable long-term results
TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
Technological breakthroughs
Innovative applications of existing technologies
Cost effectiveness
Wide applicability for the petroleum industry
Proved or clearly demonstrable and sustainable results (long term)

WPC Excellence Awards
for Young Authors

In recognition of the important contribution by young professionals to the energy industry, the World Petroleum Council recognized the outstanding young authors of the Congress. These were selected from the best abstracts submitted by young professionals under 35.