Excellence Awards

Since 2001, APPEA’s Excellence Awards have highlighted the oil and gas industry’s unwavering commitment to maintain high safety and environmental standards.

APPEA’s Environment and Safety Excellence Awards showcase safety performance and environmental values across the Australian oil and gas industry by applauding outstanding performance in one of the industry’s most important fields of endeavour.

2019 APPEA Environment and Safety Excellence Award winners:

Environment Project Excellence Award

Winner: Santos – ‘Varanus Island Management’

WA Premier Mark McGowan presents the Award to Santos Principal Environment Advisor Libby Howitt.

Safety Project Excellence Award

Winner:  Worley – ‘CAROL: Robotic catalyst and adsorbent removal project’

Worley Senior Manager Digital Products Chris Jansen accepts the Awards from WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Environment Company Excellence Award

Winner:  Woodside Energy Ltd – ‘Environmental excellence’

Woodside Executive Vice President Developments and Marketing Meg O’Neill accepts the Award from WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Safety Company Excellence Award

Winner:  ExxonMobil Australia – ‘Innovating on the fundamentals’

ExxonMobil/Esso Business Unit Manager and Lead Country Manager Jenny Bransfield accepts the Award from WA Premier Mark McGowan.

See full details here.


Full members are expected to showcase a range of initiatives, from the previous calendar year, based on their level of resourcing and should generally nominate for company awards.

Award category nominees will be invited to present their submissions to their peers in a facilitated APPEA Connect style event, with Award winners announced at the APPEA AGM  in Perth in November.

Terms and conditions:

  • The Excellence Awards are open to all APPEA members.
    • Full members are expected to showcase a range of initiatives, from the previous calendar year, based on their level of resourcing and should generally nominate for company awards.
    • Associate members are encouraged to apply for project awards, whereby innovative approaches have been employed to support full members field operations.
  • Submissions should focus on recent performance, projects and initiatives from the previous calendar year.
  • Submissions must be emailed to hseawards@appea.com.au