Entrepreneur Forbes tops Offshore Achievement Awards list
19 Aug 2020
PCL founder Jeanette Forbes led the winners of the 2020 SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards revealed in a virtual ceremony.
The entrepreneur and founder of the PCL Group, who doubles as industry mentor and energy sector ambassador, received the Significant Contribution’ Award for demonstrating unparalleled support in promoting STEM to young women in education.
Said Forbes (pictured above) : “I am absolutely delighted to be only the second woman to win the Significant Contribution Award and I look forward to hearing of other female recipients in the coming years as we look to the future of our industry.
“We that continue to work in the industry must… change the environment and transition to leave a significant legacy built around new energy innovation.”
BP and Pale Blue Dot Energy shared the Energy Transition for Future Generations prize. BP was recognised for its company-wide approach to decarbonisation, while Pale Blue Dot Energy was hailed for its pioneering Acorn hydrogen and CCS projects which aim to move the dial in the industry’s energy transition ambitions.
Other award winners are:
HSE Innovation: JFD Global
Great Company – SME: ITC Hydraulics
Sparrows Group for ‘Outstanding Skills Development’
Great Company – Large: Serica Energy
Emerging Technology: Deep Casing Tools and Tendeka (joint winners)
Young Professional: Gavin Morris, Bilfinger Salamis UK and Erin Ingram, TAQA
Commenting on the virtual celebration, Ian Phillips, chairman of SPE Aberdeen said:
“From strong, passionate individuals making admirable contributions, to large organisations striving to make the industry a better place for generations to come, our finalists and winners should be justifiably proud of their success.
“The evening’s virtual celebrations honoured the brightest and best, giving a much-needed boost to the sector after weathering Covid-19, inspiring all of us to push ahead and support each other in the net zero journey.”
Donald Taylor, TAQA Europe managing director said of the virtual event:
“TAQA is a long-term supporter of the SPE Offshore Achievement Awards, and we’re pleased to once again support the SPE and help celebrate and showcase the ingenuity and dedication of the companies and individuals in the offshore industries.
“Despite not being able to be together physically to celebrate this year, it continues to be vital to recognise and celebrate achievements during challenging times."