The debut celebration of the Southwest Oil and Gas Awards recognized the best in the region.
Carried along on a mood of festivity and well wishing, the 2013 Southwest Oil and Gas Awards recognized the top performers in this region’s oil and gas industry as a glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony unfolded Oct. 22 in the Taste of Texas Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Fort Worth, TX.
The evening began with the finalists showcase gallery and champagne reception, followed by remarks from the guest of honor, Chairman Barry T. Smitherman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, who delivered a well received message to the crowd of some 400 senior oil and gas industry executives.
Organizers credited the event’s sponsors for its success: TEEMCO, Anadarko, Blank Rome, Tetra Technologies, Bluewater Industries, Bosque Systems, Breitling Oil and Gas, Celanese, Composite Fluid Transfer, CSI Recruiting, Dresser-Rand, Honeywell International, Light Tower Rentals, National Oilwell Varco, and NCS Energy Services. The organizers were able to present the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers with a donation of $5,000 to go towards their petroleum engineering scholarship program.
The 2013 Southwest Oil and Gas Awards’ judging panel reviewed hundreds of entries to get to the short list of finalists who were all recognized on the night, before the winners were announced. See accompanying panel for the winners.
The organizers said they look forward to returning to Fort Worth for the 2014 awards.
The Oil and Gas Awards are currently accepting entries for the Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Northeast regions until November 29, 2013. Visit the relevant regional pages via the following links to view category criteria and download entry forms:
Rocky Mountain Region: http://www.oilandgasawards.com/rocky-mountain-2013/
Gulf Coast Region: http://www.oilandgasawards.com/gulf-coast-2013/
Northeast Region: http://www.oilandgasawards.com/northeast-2013/
Oil & Gas Awards Winners:
Well Completion Company of the Year – NCS Energy Services, LLC
Construction Company of the Year – Hammer Construction
Recruitment Agency of the Year – Swift Worldwide Resources
General Industry Service Award – Geoforce
Consultancy of the Year – P2 Energy Solutions
Health & Safety Initiative of the Year – Dresser-Rand
Industry Supplier of the Year – Supreme Services
Risk Management Provider of the Year – Lockton Marine & Energy of the Lockton Companies, LLC
Bulk Trucking Company of the Year – Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
Midstream Company of the Year – Crosstex Energy, L.P.
Water Management Company of the Year – Tetra Technologies, Inc.
Future Industry Leader Award– Ryan Boschetti of Hunt Oil Company
Specialty Industry Supplier of the Year – VZ Environmental
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year – Honeywell Intl Inc.
TEEMCO E&P Company of the Year Award – Breitling Oil & Gas
The Oil and Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year Award (under $1bn transaction value) – Harbinger Group Inc.
Manufacturer of the Year – National Oilwell Varco
Environmental Initiative of the Year – Select Energy Services
The Oil and Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year Award (over $1bn transaction value) – Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
Heavy Haul Trucking Company of the Year – Lake Truck Lines Inc.
Drilling Company of the Year – Precision Drilling Corporation
Industry Leader Award – Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Oil & Gas