Petrofac News 1700X397
01 November 2017

Petrofac employee celebrates awards hat-trick

A UK employee has been recognised at two prestigious industry award ceremonies in London.

Project Delivery Coordinator, Daniel Gear, scooped two awards at the Engineering Construction Industry Training and Development Awards in October.

Daniel Gear awards ceremony

He was named ‘National Apprentice of the Year’ - a title given to young professionals who have exceeded expectations in the workplace - and was also awarded with the overall ‘Learner of the Year’ Award, after he was judged alongside the winners of the Graduate and Improver categories.

This achievement follows on from Daniel’s success at the Energy Industries Council Awards on 12 October, where he was awarded the Rising Star MBA - a new accolade that recognises and aims to develop future industry leaders.

As winner of the award, Daniel receives a fully funded scholarship to undertake a part-time oil and gas management MBA at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

Dr Ian Broadbent, MBA Director at RGU, said: "We're delighted to announce the first recipient of the Rising Star award. All of our shortlisted candidates displayed an impressive career trajectory to date, matched by an innovative mind-set that is essential to tackle the issues faced by the oil and gas industry."

Petrofac’s Southern North Sea (SNS) operations team was also named winner of the Collaboration category, in light of efforts to drive synergies in cost and efficiency by integrating logistics and people management. The team were represented at the ceremony by Operations Manager, Graham Wilderspin, and UK South Operations Director, Eric Osterberg.

Southern North Sea team at awards ceremony

EIC's Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Broadley commented on their success: “Collaboration is a great enabler. Whether it's to speed up technological development or to add credibility when entering a new market, active collaboration and partnership is now key across the energy sector. Petrofac has demonstrated perfectly how collaboration can be brought to life, facilitating major cost and logistical savings for multiple collaborating operators."

Congratulations to everyone involved.