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2018 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award

For 40 years, IOGP has promoted safe, responsible and sustainable Exploration & Production operations.  To maintain this momentum, the upstream industry will have to rely on future generations of leaders. In recognition of this fact – and to inspire the next generation – IOGP launched the Outstanding Young Professional Award in association with the biennial SPE HSSE-SR International Conference.

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Nominations are now open for the ‘2018 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award’.

The Outstanding Young Professional Award recognizes the achievements of an individual with fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience.  The recipient must have demonstrated professional accomplishments and evidence of outstanding talent, dedication and leadership in at least one aspect of health, safety, security, the environment and/or social responsibility.

IOGP is looking to senior members of the industry to nominate Young Professionals who meet the award criteria.

A special awards committee will choose five finalists and the final winner will be announced and presented with the award at the SPE HSSE-SR International Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 16-18, 2018.

The winner will receive:

  • Outstanding Young Professional Award certificate and trophy
  • Complimentary registration to the conference
  • One year membership to SPE
  • An invitation to join the Award & YP Committees for the 2018 SPE HSSE-SR Conference
  • Recognition on the IOGP website and newsletter
  • Recognition on the SPE conference website

Eligibility and award criteria

The Outstanding Young Professional Award is open to all individuals (not just IOGP and SPE members) who have fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience.

Nominees must:

  • Be well-respected and in good standing within the community.
  • Serve as a role model for other young professionals.
  • Demonstrate noteworthy professional and personal achievement.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and proven leadership.
  • Exhibit expertise, passion and the ability to inspire others.

Nominators’ criteria

Those nominating young professionals for this award must have more than 10 years of experience and must be a member of SPE.Nominations for the 2016 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award must be submitted using the official application form, by Friday, November 3, 2017. The nominee’s CV must also be included with the nomination form. Please email oypa@iogp.org with any queries.

Award selection process

The Award Committee, consisting of SPE members and IOGP officials, will select five final candidates.

The Committee will then ask each of the five finalists to prepare a short video presentation (no longer than 5 minutes and 1GB in the style of a TED talk)  that explains “How innovation in HSSE-SR can make the oil and gas industry more sustainable and more acceptable to the wider world.”

IOGP encourages nominees to be creative in the use of their video.   Videos must be uploaded to a designated FTP site. The Committee will notify finalists by 30 November, with details regarding submission criteria.

All videos will be due by midnight 8th January and award finalist will be notified 1 February 2018.

In the office

Let us know if you’d like a copy of our promotion pack to share in the office and we’ll put some in the post for you.

Download the OYPA 2018 brochure to share with colleagues (PDF)

Download the OYPA 2018 Poster  to share with colleagues (PDF)

Ask your PR/marketing teams to include award information on any internal/external communications such as company newsletters, intranets or marketing emails.

On your social media networks

Download an award banner to share on your social media networks.

We have hi-resolution images for media outlets.

Please contact Danny Walsh, IOGP Communications Manager, at dw@iogp.org to request hi-quality images.

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2016 winner

2016 Finalists