Awards of Excellence

3 December 2019
London, UK

A global benchmark of excellence for those working in our industry

2019 Awards Dinner

The Council Awards program represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working in our industry which honours and recognises 12 individuals and companies who have been at the heart of frontier plays and some of the world’s largest discoveries. These executives, and their businesses, have grown economies, created employment and continue to change the face of the oil & gas industry.

We are delighted to announce that our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence Winner, and Patron of the Awards of Excellence, is
Ivor Orchard, Executive Chairman, Kerogen Capital. Find out more

 

Join us as we celebrate him, and his colleagues nominated in other categories, achievements this December at the 2019 Awards of Excellence Dinner. 

2019 Awards Sponsors

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OFS of the Year

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Innovation of the Year

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PE Firm of the Year


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Deal of the Year


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Female Executive


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Executive Of The Year

 

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Judging Committee

The Council’s Judging Panel, representing all aspects and regions of our Industry, take part in our selection process each year. The process remains 100% independent, impartial and with no payment by any organisation or outside individual. The decisions made by our panel are final.

The Council’s Judging Panel, representing all aspects and regions of our Industry, take part in our selection process each year. The process remains 100% independent, impartial and with no payment by any organisation or outside individual. The decisions made by our panel are final.

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox

Partner, Chair of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG

Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch

CEO & Chairman, Alpha Petroleum

Ann 	Nash

Ann Nash

Global Head of Oil Projects & Structured Finance, Glencore

Ashton Clanfield

Ashton Clanfield

Managing Director, Oil & Gas, Stifel

Biraj Borkhataria

Biraj Borkhataria

Director, Equity Research, RBC Capital Markets

Capella Festa

Capella Festa

Global Account Director, Schlumberger

Cornelia Meyer

Cornelia Meyer

Chairman & CEO, MRL Corporation

David Lewis

David Lewis

Partner, Clifford Chance

David Pilling

David Pilling

Head Oil & Gas Finance, Nedbank

Francesco Verre

Francesco Verre

Partner, McKinsey

Francis Gugen

Francis Gugen

Ex - IGas Energy Executive Chairman, Independent

Graeme Bullen

Graeme Bullen

Managing Director, Head of Reserve Base Finance, Societe Generale

Graham Heath

Graham Heath

Chief Financial Officer, i3 Energy

Greg Hammond

Greg Hammond

Partner, Dentons

Guillaume Venner

Guillaume Venner

Managing Director, Oil & Gas, BNP Paribas

Hurbinder Mudan

Hurbinder Mudan

Managing Director EMEA - Energy, Renewables & Infrastructure, Macquarie Capital

Huw Williams

Huw Williams

Investor Relations, BEIS

James Collins

James Collins

Managing Director, Accenture

James McCormack

James McCormack

Equity Analyst, Cenkos Securities

James Simpson

James Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jeremy Low

Jeremy Low

Managing Director & Head of Energy EMEA, BMO Capital Markets

John Malhotra

John Malhotra

Managing Director Oil & Gas EMEA , CACIB

Jon Therkleson

Jon Therkleson

Managing Director, Global Structured Products, BP

Jonathan Roger

Jonathan Roger

Chief Executive Officer, Siccar Point Energy

Julian Vickers

Julian Vickers

Chairman and Founder, Natural Resources Global Capital Partners

Kate Coppinger

Kate Coppinger

Managing Director, Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Standard Chartered Bank

Keiren Lake

Keiren Lake

Vice President, Siemens O&G - EMEA

Kenneth Baillie

Kenneth Baillie

Ocean Industries | Energy, DNB Nor Bank

Khash Mohajerani

Khash Mohajerani

Vice President, Blue Water Energy

Kimberley Wood

Kimberley Wood

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Lene Landøy

Lene Landøy

Senior Vice President, Aker BP

Lewis McDonald

Lewis McDonald

Global Head of Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Lydia Rainforth

Lydia Rainforth

Managing Director, Barclays

Malcolm Graham-Wood

Malcolm Graham-Wood

Founding Partner, Hydrocarbon Capital

Mark Hume

Mark Hume

Portfolio Manager, Blackrock

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas and Energy, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking

Matthew Watson

Matthew Watson

Partner & Head of EMEA, Rystad Energy

Matthieu Luchez

Matthieu Luchez

Executive Director: Upstream, Natixis

Merlyn Gregory

Merlyn Gregory

Board Director, Calash

Miranda Hochberg

Miranda Hochberg

Senior Communications Manager, Oil and Gas, Siemens

Neil Passmore

Neil Passmore

CEO, Hannam & Partners

Paul Weidman

Paul Weidman

Corporate Finance Director, Gneiss Energy

Rupert Newall

Rupert Newall

CEO, Edimis Energy Limited

Sanjay Jobanputra

Sanjay Jobanputra

Vice President, Head of Business Development, Equinor

Sergio Palma

Sergio Palma

Member Advisory Board, TRC Consultants

Shahin Amini

Shahin Amini

Investor Relations Manager, Africa Oil

Sherree Kendall

Sherree Kendall

Principal, Heidrick & Struggles

Tayo Ariyo

Tayo Ariyo

Commercial Manager - New Ventures Sub Saharan Africa, Shell

Thibault d’Argent

Thibault d’Argent

Head of Business Development, Trident Energy

Thomas Adolff

Thomas Adolff

Head of European Oil & Gas Equity Research, Credit Suisse

Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GeoPoint Advisory

Tomas Hvamb

Tomas Hvamb

Investment Director, EV Private Equity

Tracy Mackenzie

Tracy Mackenzie

Corporate Development Manager, Trinity Exploration & Production

Tushar Kumar

Tushar Kumar

Partner, Kerogen Capital

Zeki Gurbuz

Zeki Gurbuz

Global Head Business Development, Oil & Gas , White & Case LLP

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

We are delighted to announce that our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence Winner, and Patron of the Awards of Excellence, is Ivor Orchard, Executive Chairman, Kerogen Capital.

Mr. Orchard has over 40 years’ experience in oil and gas spanning private equity, investment banking and managerial roles in the industry. Prior to founding Kerogen in 2007 as a private equity fund manager specialising in upstream oil and gas, he spent 20 years in energy and natural resources investment banking, principally at J.P. Morgan, where he was Head of the Energy and Natural Resources Group in Asia Pacific, and earlier at CS First Boston as a director in Australia and New Zealand. Read full bio

2019 Table Plan

2019 Awards Shortlist

On Friday 18 October our international Judging Committee met in London to review, debate and shortlist the nominations submitted by the Oil & Gas Council network for the 2019 Awards of Excellence. View who has been nominated in each of the 12 categories by downloading the Awards Shortlist booklet.

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