APPEA Awards

The Reg Sprigg Medal

Nominations for the 2014 Reg Sprigg Gold Medal are now being sought. 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.

Nominees for the award should demonstrate outstanding service to the Australian oil and gas industry through either highly valued contributions within or for the industry or through sustained, notable leadership within APPEA.

The most recent recipient 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.

Nominations must be made in writing and seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board. Nominations are considered annually, but not necessarily awarded every year.

Click here to view the selection criteria for the Reg Sprigg Gold Medal. Nominations should be sent to [email protected] by cob on Friday, 28th February 2014.

Click here to view past winners of the Reg Sprigg Gold Medal.

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.

Click here to view the selection criteria for the Lewis G Weeks Gold Medal. Nominations should be sent to [email protected] by cob on Friday, 28th February 2014.

Click here to view past winners of the Lewis G Weeks Gold Medal.

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

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.

APPEA Environment Excellence Award

Presented at the annual APPEA Conference, the APPEA Environment Excellence Award recognises organisational excellence and industry leadership in environmental management. Environmental excellence is embedded in the culture of the Australian oil and gas industry, and the award recipient will be a visible example of this principle and serve as a leadership role model for others.

To be considered for an APPEA Environment Excellence Award, a company must be a full APPEA member.

Nominations close on Friday 7 March 2014.

For more information on this award contact Damien Hills.

APPEA Environmental Innovation Awards

Presented at the annual APPEA Health, Safety & Environment Conference, these awards demonstrate how APPEA members companies are continuously raising environmental performance standards, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.

There are two 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 awards contact Keld Knudsen.