Awards of Excellence

14 November 2023

CELEBRATING SUCCESS & EXCELLENCE

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

The Energy Council's Annual Awards of Excellence represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working across the upstream 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, innovation, or exceptional financial and operating performance.

The Awards of Excellence also celebrates the executives who continue to change the face of the oil & gas industry, demonstrating outstanding leadership and performance.

 

2022 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER

We are delighted that the Energy Council Awards of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 will be presented to Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell. With an outstanding 39 year career at Shell, Ben will step down at the end of this year after 8 years as CEO. We look forward to celebrating on 29 November.

Ben van Beurden

Ben van Beurden

CEO, Shell

2022 Award Winners

NOC Of The Year

Sponsored By Kongsberg Digital

equinor

Large Cap of the Year

Sponsored By White & Case

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Mid Cap of the Year

Sponsored By Progressive

Aker BP

Small Cap of the Year

Sponsored By Shell

africa-oil-corp

OFS Company of the Year

Sponsored By The Carnrite Group

schlumberger

Exploration Of The Year

Sponsored by Welligence Analytics

exxonmobil

Innovation of the Year

Sponsored By bp

EIG

Private Equity Firm of the Year

Sponsored By Energy Council

The-Carlyle-Group

Deal of the Year

Sponsored By Clifford Chance

Harbour Energy

2022 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR WINNER

Congratulations to our Executive of the Year Winner 2022, Bernard Looney, CEO of bp. Bernard leads bp’s transformation to an integrated energy company. He has spent his entire career at bp, joining as an engineer in 1991, and has held a number of operational and managerial positions, including in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Vietnam and the UK North Sea.

Bernard Looney

Bernard Looney

CEO, bp

2022 Table Plan

2022 Awards Judges

Alan Haywood

Alan Haywood

Senior Vice President ESG

bp

Alison Richards

Alison Richards

Head of Business Development & Marketing

Progressive Technology Solutions

Arun Mago

Arun Mago

Managing Director & Head of Origination, Europe & UK, Energy + Group

Société Générale

Avik Dey

Avik Dey

Managing Director & Co-Head

Carlyle International Energy Partners

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Capital Management

Seplat Energy

Catherine Gillam

Catherine Gillam

Mergers & Acquisitions

BP

Christian Coulter

Christian Coulter

Managing Director – Energy & Energy Transition Private Equity

Shorelight Partners

David Bucknall

David Bucknall

CEO

INEOS Energy

Dr Gabriel Onagoruwa

Dr Gabriel Onagoruwa

Partner

Olaniwun Ajayi

Dror Elkayam

Dror Elkayam

Energy Investments Stewardship Lead

Legal & General Investment Management

Euan Shirlaw

Euan Shirlaw

CEO

Noreco

Francesco Mazzagatti

Francesco Mazzagatti

Chief Executive Officer

Viaro Energy

Grayson	Andersen

Grayson Andersen

Head of Capital Markets

Reconnaissance Energy Africa

Jeremy Low

Jeremy Low

Managing Director & Head of European Oil & Gas

Houlihan Lokey

Jon Therkleson

Jon Therkleson

Managing Director, Global Structured Products

BP

Karen Sandberg

Karen Sandberg

Director, Head of Business Operations & Liaison

Kongberg Digital

Katya Zotova

Katya Zotova

MD EMEA Investment Banking coverage, Energy Transition

Mizuho Bank

Keith Hauck

Keith Hauck

Senior Associate

Clifford Chance

Marc Benton

Marc Benton

Senior Investment Manager

North Sea Transition Authority

Martin Copeland

Martin Copeland

Principal

Kirk Lovegrove & Co (KLC)

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

MD Head of Energy EMEA

Mizuho Bank

Massimo Amoruso

Massimo Amoruso

Director - Energy & Infrastructure

Clifford Chance

Natalia Sergeeva

Natalia Sergeeva

Executive Director

Morgan Stanley

Oberon Houston

Oberon Houston

Principal Consultant

The Carnrite Group

Peter Coupe

Peter Coupe

Business Development Manager

Shell Trading

Richard Cavilli

Richard Cavilli

Managing Director & Head of Energy EMEA

Wells Fargo

Sandra Antonovic

Sandra Antonovic

Chief Operating Officer

Reflex Marine

Sanjay Jobanputra

Sanjay Jobanputra

Vice President, Head of Business Development

Equinor

Simon Flowers

Simon Flowers

Chairman and Chief Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper

Executive Vice President

Harbour Energy

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Jack Ingram

Jack Ingram

VP Corporate Development