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 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 awards are only open to full APPEA member companies.

In 2016, the Safety Excellence Award was presented to Santos at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition in Brisbane.

Applications are usually called in February. The awards are presented at APPEA’s annual conference dinner.

For information  please see this link.

APPEA Environment Excellence Award

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; the award recipient will be a visible example of this principle that acts as a leadership role model for others. To be considered for an APPEA Environment Excellence Award, a company must be a full APPEA member.

In 2016, the Environment Excellence Award was presented to Woodside Energy at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition in Brisbane.

Applications are usually called in February. The awards are presented at APPEA’s annual conference dinner.

For more information on this award please see this link.

APPEA Health, Safety & Environment Awards

The APPEA Health, Safety and Environment Awards are presented at the annual APPEA National Health, Safety and Environment Conference.

The HSE Awards are for specific initiatives, which may be collaborative across organisations or projects. They are open to individuals, teams and companies from across the whole of industry.

Submissions range from high-level management and system improvements that affect the whole of an organisation to very practical frontline innovations.

The winner of the 2015 APPEA Health and Safety Award – and also of Delegates Choice Award for Health and Safety – was Woodside Energy for “Use of Remote Digital Video Inspection in a novel LNG turnaround application”.

The winner of the 2015 APPEA Environment Award was Chevron Australia for “Gorgon Project domestic gas pipeline construction and rehabilitation”.

The winner of the 2015 Delegates Choice Award for Environment was Woodside Energy for “Managing marine biofouling in the petroleum industry”.