Awards of Excellence

30 November 2021, London

CELEBRATING SUCCESS & EXCELLENCE

fiona mcauly at the weca awards 2019

There has never been a more important time to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements

The Energy Council's Annual Awards represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working in our industry. Recognising and honouring the individuals and companies who over the last 12 months have been at the forefront of first-class deals, value creation, or exceptional financial and operating performance.

We also celebrate the executives who continue to change the face of the oil & gas industry, demonstrating outstanding leadership and performance.

A core social gathering in the industry’s calendar concluding the year with a bang, it’s not to be missed!

2021 Shortlisted Companies

National Oil Company of the Year

Saudi Aramco

ADNOC

Equinor

Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard

Large Cap Company of the Year

TotalEnergies

BP

Shell

Sponsored by Natixis

Mid Cap Company of the Year

Lundin Energy

Harbour Energy

NEO Energy

Sponsored by Progressive TSL

Small Cap of the Year

Africa Oil Corporation

Waldorf Production

Ithaca Energy

Sponsored by Gneiss Energy

Explorer of the Year

Var Energi

Eni

ExxonMobil

OFS Company of the Year

Schlumberger

Technip Energies

Aker Solutions

Sponsored by The Carnrite Group

Innovation of the Year

BP – Eni JV in Angola

TotalEnergies – Investments in Iraq

Lundin Energy – Carbon Neutral Barrel of Oil

Shell & Kongsberg Digital – Nyhamma ~Digital Twin

Neptune Energy & GeologiQ – Digital Twin Gaming Tech for Well Management

Sponsored by bp

Private Equity Firm of the Year

Kerogen Capital

EIG Global Energy Partners

HitecVision

Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins

Deal of the Year

Chryasor / Premier Reverse Takeover

Africa Oil Acquisition of Prime Oil & Gas

NEO Energy Acquisitions of Zennor/Exxon

Viaro Energy

Sponsored by Clifford Chance

Executive of the Year

Linda Cook, CEO, Harbour Energy

Patrick Pouyanné, CEO, TotalEnergies

Meg O’Neill, CEO, Woodside Energy

Bernard Looney, CEO, bp

Nick Walker, CEO, Lundin Energy

2021 Lifetime Achievement

Award Recipient
Roy Franklin

Chairman, Wood

2021 Table Plan

Awards Judges

Alan Haywood

Alan Haywood

Senior Vice President ESG, BP Oil International Limited

Alex	Budden

Alex Budden

Vice President Communications & Investor Relations, Lundin Petroleum

Alex	Panayides

Alex Panayides

Partner, Clifford Chance

Andy Bartlett

Andy Bartlett

Oil & Gas Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Christian Synetos

Christian Synetos

Director, BlackRock

Christopher Coombs

Christopher Coombs

Principal, Nedbank Capital

Craig Knight

Craig Knight

VP Production,, Africa Oil Corp

David Johnston

David Johnston

Managing Director of Head of Energy & Commodities, Lloyds Banking

Eskil	Jersing

Eskil Jersing

Business Development Advisor, Eburon Resources

Euan Nicolson

Euan Nicolson

Global Energy CCO / Energy Transition Group Leader UK, AON UK LIMITED

Graeme Bullen

Graeme Bullen

Managing Director, Head of Reserve Base Finance, Societe Generale

Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips

Partner, Clifford Chance

Julian Mylchreest

Julian Mylchreest

Global Head, Natural Resources, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Katya Zotova

Katya Zotova

Managing Director EMEA Investment Banking, Mizuho International

Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies

Counsel - Energy Transactions & Projects, Vinson & Elkins

Lewis McDonald

Lewis McDonald

Global Head of Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Lydia Rainforth

Lydia Rainforth

Managing Director, Barclays

Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

ACL Exploration, Commercial, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Limited

Natalia Sergeeva

Natalia Sergeeva

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Nicholas Carnrite

Nicholas Carnrite

Managing Director, The Carnrite Group

Nick	Mayhew

Nick Mayhew

Chief Commercial Officer, Axora

Nick Rowan

Nick Rowan

Regional Team Lead - Business Development Europe, Russia & East, Shell Trading International Limited

Paul Weidman

Paul Weidman

Corporate Finance Director, Gneiss Energy

Paz Nachon

Paz Nachon

Head of Climate Action, Vertis Environmental Finance

Sandra Antonovic

Sandra Antonovic

Chief Operating Officer, Reflex Marine

Sanjay Jobanputra

Sanjay Jobanputra

Vice President, Head of Business Development, Equinor

Shahin Amini

Shahin Amini

Investor Relations Manager, Africa Oil

Shane McArdle

Shane McArdle

Senior Vice President of Digital Energy, Kongsberg Digital AS

Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper

Head of Strategy, Commercial & Business Development, Harbour Energy plc

Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes

Director, Houlihan Lokey

Thomas Luypaert

Thomas Luypaert

Senior Associate - Energy, BlackRock

Tushar Kumar

Tushar Kumar

Partner Investment & Portfolio Management, Kerogen Capital

Xavier Venereau

Xavier Venereau

Head of Producers & Finance, Marketing & Origination IST - Europe, Africa & Russia, BP Oil International Limited

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Jack Ingram

Jack Ingram

VP Corporate Development