APPEA Awards

APPEA Environment and Safety Excellence Awards

Australia’s oil and gas industry has an unwavering commitment to the highest environment, health and safety standards.

Proactive environment and safety management measures are now embedded into the day-to-day existence of Australia’s innovative oil and gas industry.

APPEA’s Environment and Safety Excellence Awards aim to reflect and support the safety and environmental principles and leadership of the Australian oil and gas industry by highlighting outstanding examples of performance.

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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 awards@appea.com.au 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 awards@appea.com.au in the first instance.

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