ADIL has been nominated for two separate awards in the prestigious SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards 2016. The independent company is in the running for both the Great Large Company of the Year accolade and the coveted Collaboration Award.
The awards are the biggest and longest established industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables. Showcasing success stories from across the UK, ADIL has beaten a number of much larger corporations to make the shortlist.
The company was shortlisted after it developed, pitched and progressed two ground-breaking North Sea initiatives which are poised to deliver significant results and, potentially, set the benchmark for similar collaborative industry working in the future.
One is focused on negating the risk of marginal fields being stranded and/or lost to future production in a high-cost marketplace. The other, believed to be the first in a new wave of operator-contractor alliances, has re-designed the traditional relationship to better meet the industry’s ongoing commitment to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of offshore operations.
James Paton, ADIL managing director, said: “Integration and collaboration are at the heart of our approach to our clients and this philosophy is put into practice in every project we undertake. The work we have done in the past 12 months however demonstrates collaboration on a much bigger scale, creating innovative solutions with the potential to deliver major cost efficiencies to individual companies and help the UKCS maximise its economic output.
“In the current climate where the industry is increasingly focused on working together, it’s fantastic to be nominated for this award. To be nominated for the Great Large Company Award as well is a great achievement, given that we are a relatively small organisation compared to others in this category.”
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 17th March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.