ADIPEC Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2015 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) have been announced.
Celebrating innovation and commitment to excellence in the energy sector, the prestigious awards were presented to eight category winners during the ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner at the Emirates Palace.
Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the event concluded the opening day of ADIPEC 2015, one of the world’s largest oil and gas events and a global meeting point for professionals in the energy sector.
The awards this year attracted wide international attention, receiving 501 submissions from more than 247 organisations in 32 countries.
Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations Ltd (ADCO), and Chairman of the ADIPEC Awards, said: “The ADIPEC Awards were established to highlight the exceptional efforts and work observed at local, regional, and international levels. We have witnessed the development of the sector in the region through increasingly remarkable submissions year on year. In recognising these high levels of commitment and dedication, we hope to set new standards in the energy industry each year.”
Winner of the Oil & Gas Woman of the Year Award, Hosnia Hashim, Vice President – Operations at the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC), said: “It is an honour to receive this prestigious award, and I believe that such recognition reinforces the message to all women that there is room for them to achieve success in the oil and gas industry.
“The support of my colleagues in the oil and gas community played a valuable role in my career growth, and I now want to pass this on to aspiring women professionals. Female role models are very important, and the Oil and Gas Woman of the Year Award demonstrates to the younger generation of women the many exciting opportunities that await them in the energy sector.”
The winners of the ADIPEC 2015 Awards are as follows:
Best Oil & Gas Mega Project
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) - Harweel 2AB: PDO First and World’s Largest Miscible Sour Gas Injection Project
Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology (Surface or Sub-Surface)
Surface: Petroleum Development Oman, GlassPoint Solar - Solar Steam Generation for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Sub-Surface: BP Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd. - Oman Branch, Schlumberger -
Geo-Engineered Completion Optimization in a Giant Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoir, Khazzan Field, Oman
Best Oil & Gas CSR/HSE Project or Initiative
ADCO - Achieving Sustainable Zero Flaring through Spiking Gas Compressor at ADCO Shah Field
Oil and Gas Woman of the Year
KUFPEC, Kuwait Oil Company - Ms. Hosnia Hashim, A Visionary Leader
Best Oilfield Services Company (Local, Regional, or International)
Local: EMDAD LLC - EMDAD LLC Integrated Service Company
Regional: Zamil Offshore Services Company - Offshore Fleet, Services Expansion & Quality Enhancement
International: Weatherford Manufacturing and Services - Ahead of the Curve, Proudly Made in the UAE
Young ADIPEC Engineer
Abubaker Saeed, Saudi Aramco
Best Dissertation of the Year
Saif Al-Ghafri, Imperial College London - Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties of Reservoir Fluids Under Addition of Carbon Dioxide
Best Practice Award
ADMA-OPCO, NDC, Nobel-Denton, LOC - New Rig Pre-loading Procedure on Difficult Location
ADIPEC 2015 is taking place until 12 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly
Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.
Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills.
What do you do, in a nutshell?
I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.
What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?
Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.
How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?
I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.
They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?
The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?
Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.