The Reg Sprigg Medal
The APPEA Board awards the Reg Sprigg Medal to recognise an individual’s outstanding service in promoting the Australian oil and gas exploration and production industry’s objectives.
Introduced in 1989 as the APEA Gold Medal, this award was renamed the Reg Sprigg Medal in 1995 to commemorate the exceptional contributions Dr Reginald Sprigg AO (1919-1994) provided to the petroleum industry as a geologist, company executive and APPEA’s founding Chairman.
Candidates may be considered eligible because of outstanding service either through highly valued contributions within or for the Australian oil and gas industry or through sustained, notable leadership within APPEA. Nominations for the award must be made in writing and must be seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board. Nominations are open all year and will be considered annually.
The most recent winner of the Reg Sprigg Medal was Dr John Jackson who received the medal in 2013 in recognition of his work in the 1980s as an APEA Councillor, WA State Chairman and advocate for the small-to-medium-sized companies. Dr Jackson’s work to encourage understanding of geology, and his passion for teaching and geological art was also acknowledged.
The Lewis G Weeks Medal
The Lewis G Weeks Gold Medal commemorates the contribution Dr Weeks’ pioneering geological work in Bass Strait made to Australian petroleum exploration.
To be considered for this award, a candidate must have made an outstanding contribution to petroleum exploration that has materially encouraged or stimulated Australian oil and gas exploration and production by:
- Successfully applying exploration techniques; or
- Developing improved exploration methods; or
- Substantially contributing through teaching or administration.
Nominations for this award must be made in writing and must be seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board. Nominations are open all year and will be considered annually.
In 2013 the Lewis G Weeks Gold Medal was presented to Mr Barry Goldstein in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution to the petroleum industry in South Australia through his work on regulatory reform, and more broadly for his work in the exploration field.
APPEA Safety Awards
The APPEA Safety Awards recognise excellence in safety performance and safety management. Since 1987, these awards have showcased the best the oil and gas industry has to offer, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.
- The Safety Award – Category A – recognises operating companies that recorded, jointly with their contractors, more than 500,000 working hours for the calendar year.
- The Safety Award – Category B – recognises operating companies that recorded, jointly with their contractors, fewer than 500,000 working hours for the calendar year.
- The Safety Innovation Award recognises innovation and excellence in health and safety performance.
The most recent winners of the APPEA Safety Awards were ConocoPhillips (Safety Performance – Category A) and Vermilion Energy (Safety Performance – Category B). The most recent winner of the Safety Innovation Award was Worley Parsons.
For information on how to enter the awards please contact Leanne Drewitt.
APPEA Environment Awards
Presented at the annual APPEA Conference, the APPEA Environment Awards recognise excellence and innovation in environmental management. These awards demonstrate how the industry is continuously raising environmental performance standards, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.
To be considered for an APPEA Environment Award, a company must be a full APPEA member. There are two award categories:
- Category A: Production companies (Operator companies that conduct substantial production operations during the assessed year)
- Category B: Exploration companies (Operator companies that only conduct exploration activities during the assessed year).
The recent winners of the APPEA Environment Awards are Santos (Production) and Woodside Energy (Production).
For more information on these contact Keld Knudsen.