APPEA Awards

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 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 contribution that Dr Reginald Sprigg AO (1919-1994) provided to the industry as a geologist, company executive and APPEA’s founding Chairman.

Past recipients of the Reg Sprigg Medal have been individuals of calibre and who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Australian oil and gas industry either through highly valued contributions within the industry or through distinguished leadership within APPEA. Past recipients are listed here.

The Reg Sprigg Medal is only awarded to outstanding individuals, with candidates being assessed by the APPEA Board. Nominations must be made in writing and seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board. These should be sent to [email protected] in the first instance.

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

The Lewis G Weeks Medal

The APPEA Board awards the Lewis G Weeks Medal to commemorate the contribution of Dr Weeks’ pioneering geological work in Bass Strait and its contribution to Australian petroleum exploration.

To be considered for this award, a candidate must have made an outstanding contribution to the art, science or practice of petroleum exploration. Past recipients have demonstrated distinguished service to the industry in the development or application of exploration techniques, or in teaching, and are listed here.

The Lewis G Weeks Medal is only awarded to outstanding individuals, with candidates being assessed by the APPEA Board. Nominations must be made in writing and seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board. These should be sent to [email protected] in the first instance.

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

APPEA Safety Excellence Award

The APPEA Safety Excellence Award recognises 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 most recent winner of the APPEA Safety Excellence Award was Esso Australia.

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.

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 most recent winners of the APPEA Environment Awards are Santos (Production) and Woodside Energy (Production).

For more information on these awards contact Keld Knudsen.