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Australian Subsea Business Awards

24 August 2018

Subsea Energy Australia Celebrates the Tenth Annual Australian Subsea Business Awards

Friday 24th August saw the Australian subsea industry in all its glitz and glamour, celebrating the tenth annual Australian Subsea Business Awards.

Held at the magnificent Art Gallery of Western Australia, guests and nominees had the opportunity to mingle amongst some of the most beautiful works of art in the country. Not least was Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, which had left the Australian National Gallery for the first time in 30 years.

Marius Martens, Chairman of Subsea Energy Australia, referred to the subsea industry’s successes, not only technically, but the work the industry is doing through collaboration, education, promotion internationally and through diversity & inclusion.

Competition was fierce, and the judging panel had plenty to deliberate over. Congratulations to the following shortlisted nominees and winners –

2018 Award for Emerging Talent, sponsored by Curtin University – Leon Oriti of TechnipFMC (shortlisted were Nathan Kemp, Blue Ocean Monitoring, and Dave Evans, INTECSEA).

2018 Award for Innovation & Technology, sponsored by Woodside Energy – Stephen Stokes / Psuedo Dry Gas System, INTECSEA (shortlisted were Nexxis, and the TASER Project a collaboration between Wood, Woodside, Chevron & Shell).

2018 Award for New Enterprise, sponsored by CORE Innovation Hub – Blue Ocean Monitoring (shortlisted were Inverse Energy and Spatial Exploration).

2018 Award for Collaboration, sponsored by Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia – SBECA, hosted by INTECSEA in collaboration with ConocoPhillips, INPEX, Shell, Heerema, McDermott, TechnipFMC, Sintef, DNVGL, Dr Henryk Piarkski (shortlisted were Nexxis and Jennifer Maninin of Society for Underwater Technology).

018 Award for Diversity & Inclusion – TechnipFMC / STRIVE Program (shortlisted were Jeremy Wray of BHGE and Georgie McClanachan of Woodside Energy.

The calibre of nominees was incredibly high, and with this comes the knowledge that our industry is in safe hands. The next 12 months will see more advances technically, further collaboration, and a more diverse workforce. Exciting times indeed.