Hydrocarbon Processing Award 2019 Winners Honored at Houston Gala

Nearly 150 of the midstream and downstream oil and gas industry’s brightest minds gathered Wednesday to find out, and celebrate, the winners of the 2019 HP Awards. The awards ceremony seeks to recognize and honor the midstream and downstream processing industry’s top innovations and innovators.  

Honorees took home awards in 17 categories—14 encompassing the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry and three people awards—from the gala event in Houston, Texas. These innovations are enabling refinery, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG operators to optimize their operations. 

Nearly 100 nominations were submitted from more than 20 countries. Each abstract was voted on by an independent Hydrocarbon Processing advisory board.   

A complete list of the categories and winners appears below:  

  1. Best AR/VR/AI TechnologyCOMPACS System, Dynamics Scientific Production Center USA   
  1. Best Asset Monitoring TechnologyMTell®, Aspentech 
  1. Best Catalyst TechnologyValor™, BASF 
  1. Best Digital Twin/Operator Training TechnologyROMeo Process Optimization, AVEVA 
  1. Best Software TechnologySecure Media Exchange, Honeywell Process Solutions  
  1. Best Process/Plant Operations Optimization TechnologyUnified Operations Center, AVEVA 
  1. EPC, Licensor, Consultant of the YearMcDermott 
  1. Best Fluid Flow TechnologyCavitation Detection System, Yokogawa Electric Corp. 
  1. Best Gas Processing/LNG TechnologyDeep Dewpointing Process, Fluor  
  1. Best Health, Safety and Environmental ContributionProcess Safety Suite, Honeywell Process Solutions 
  1. Best Instrument TechnologyRosemount™ 928 Wireless Gas Monitor, Emerson  
  1. Best Petrochemical TechnologyCDAlky® and Olefins Conversion Technology, McDermott Lummus Technology 
  1. Best Process Controls/Automation Technology—Catalyst Removal Amphirol (CAROL), Advisian Digital  
  1. Best Refining Technology—IsoAlky™, Honeywell UOP 
  1. Most Promising Engineer—Kathleen Wills, Halliburton 
  1. Executive of the Year—Kathleen Eisenbrenner, NextDecade Corp. 
  1. Lifetime Achievement—James Sorokes, Siemens 
  1. Lifetime Achievement—Pinti Wang, Sulzer GTC Technology 

The 2019 HP Awards were generously sponsored by Halliburton (Photography Sponsor), S&B Engineering and Constructors (Gala Gift Sponsor), Siemens (Dessert Sponsor), Fox Thermal and Tube Tech (Spotlight on Technology Sponsors), Dynamics SPC (Most Promising Engineer Category Sponsor) and Fluor (Program Print Sponsor). Table sponsors were Albemarle, ExxonMobil, BASF, McDermott, OSIsoft, Smith and Burgess Process Safety Consultants and Sinopec. 

Hydrocarbon Processing, the leading oil and gas trade journal for the hydrocarbon processing industry, has a worldwide circulation of more than 30,000 subscribers. Gulf Energy Information has published Hydrocarbon Processing for more than 97 years. Additional information on the HP Awards program can be found at www.HydrocarbonProcessing.com/Awards.    

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