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The Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards 2023 winners honored at live Houston gala

October 11, 2023, HOUSTON — The 2023 Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards was held on Wednesday evening at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas (U.S.). The black-tie gala recognized the energy industry’s leading innovations and thought leaders. "We received more than 400 submissions this year, the most we have ever received! From these, more than 180 finalists were selected. With such a diverse and innovative field of technologies and thought leaders, just being nominated was a huge achievement," said Lee Nichols, Vice President, Content for Gulf Energy Information. Honorees received awards in 43 categories, encompassing the full breadth of the energy industry. Today’s innovations, many of which would have seemed far-fetched a generation ago, are enabling operators to find and produce hydrocarbons more safely, economically and efficiently. A complete list of the categories and winners is as follows:

  • Best Advancement in Maintenance Technology – Midstream: ReCAP Emissions Reduction System™ – WeldFit
  • Best Catalyst Technology: The ECAD™ Platform for Dual Catalyst Systems – ART Hydroprocessing
  • Best Completions Technology: Freedom Series Completion System – Downing Wellhead Equipment
  • CCS/CCUS/Carbon Removal Project of the Year: Glacier Carbon Capture Facility – Entropy, Inc.
  • Best Coating/Corrosion Advancement Technology: Honeywell Corrosion Predict® Crude – Honeywell
  • Best Controls, Instrumentation, Automation Technology – Upstream: Intelligent Power Management – SLB
  • Best Controls, Instrumentation, Automation Technology – Downstream: Experion® PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) – Honeywell Process Solutions
  • Best Deepwater Technology: EarthStar® X Near-bit, Shallow and Ultra-deep Resistivity Service – Halliburton
  • Best Drilling Technology: Red Zone Robotics (RZR) Rig Floor Automation Module – Canrig Drilling Technologies
  • DE&I in Energy: South Ghawar Producing Department Energy Management Team "EnMT" – Saudi Aramco
  • Best Digital Transformation – Upstream: FLOCO® (Field Layout Concept Optimizer) – Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Shell Brasil, ExxonMobil and Deep Seed Solutions
    Best Digital Transformation – Midstream: Sales Gas Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Tool (SMART) – Saudi Aramco and Emerson
  • Best Digital Transformation – Downstream: Additive Manufacturing Successful Scale-up in Yanbu Refinery – Saudi Aramco
  • Energy Advisory of the Year: The United States Energy Association (USEA)
  • Energy Legal Services Provider of the Year: Bracewell LLP
  • Best EOR Technology: SmartWater Flooding - A Sustainable EOR Technology – Saudi Aramco
  • Best Exploration Technology: Automated Lithology – SLB
  • Best Outreach Program: Energy Venture Camp – Shell USA
  • Best Health, Safety or Environmental Contribution – Upstream: Articulating HSE Strategies Through an Integrative Systematic Model – Saudi Aramco
  • Best Health, Safety or Environmental Contribution – Midstream: AI-powered vision for improving monitoring, safety, environmental and operational performance in the oil and gas industry – IntelliView Technologies Inc.
  • Best Health, Safety or Environmental Contribution – Downstream: Situational Awareness Platform – CYBERNETIX
  • Large-cap Energy Firm of the Year: Reliance Industries Limited
  • Mid/Small-cap Energy Firm of the Year: Nabors Industries
  • Innovation in Pipeline Engineering – Midstream: Dual Power Source System – Dual Drive Technologies
  • Best Modeling Technology: Imubit’s Closed Loop Neural Network™ Platform – Imubit
  • Best Oilfield Fluids and Chemicals: EcoShield geopolymer cement-free system – SLB
  • Best Petrochemical Technology: Lummus’ Net Zero Cracker – Lummus Technology
  • Best Pipeline Integrity Technology: SmartPipe® Replacement of Pipeline in Roanoke County, VA – Enbridge, Inc
  • Best Production Technology: Active Seat Gate Valve – Oil States
  • Best Refining Technology: Polynaphtha™ – Axens
  • Energy Project of the Year – Upstream: Co-Producing Geothermal Power from Reservoirs – FutEra Power
  • Energy Project of the Year – Midstream: Hydrocarbon Transport Segment – Cenit Transporte y Logística de Hidrocarburos
  • Energy Project of the Year – Downstream: S-OIL Shaheen Crude-to-Chemicals Complex – S-OIL, Aramco and Lummus Technology
  • Most Promising Engineer – Upstream: Shannon L. Eichmann – Aramco Americas
  • Most Promising Engineer – Midstream: Kshama Roy – DNV
  • Most Promising Engineer – Downstream: Bianca Ulrich – Lummus Technology
  • Lifetime Achievement – Upstream: Anuj Gupta – Aramco Americas
  • Lifetime Achievement – Midstream: Thomas Bubenik – DNV
  • Lifetime Achievement – Downstream: Rakshvir Jasra – Reliance Industries Limited
  • Energy Leader of the Year: Nasir K. Al-Naimi – Saudi Aramco
  • Operators of the Year – Upstream: Equinor
  • Operator of the Year – Midstream: Enbridge
  • Operator of the Year: ExxonMobil

The 2023 Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards were generously sponsored by Aramco, Expro, Lummus Technologies, Halliburton, SLB, RAV Technologies, Eddie V’s, and the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy.

Gulf Energy Information (Gulf) delivers premium technical and business content, as well as market intelligence solutions, to the global energy and infrastructure industries through trusted engagement. For more than 100 years, Gulf's quality content and commitment to audience needs has led our company to become the most trusted resource in B2B media for the industries we serve. Our market-leading brands—Petroleum EconomistWorld OilPipeline & Gas JournalHydrocarbon ProcessingGas Processing & LNGH2TechHydrogen EconomistCarbon Economist and Underground Infrastructure—serve their markets with real-time content through digital media and in-person/virtual events. Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the global energy industry through Global Energy Infrastructure and the Construction Boxscore Database.

Additional information on the Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards program can be found at www.e2awards.com.


Press Contact:

Melissa Smith, Global Events Director, Gulf Energy Information

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