Meet our awards finalists: Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year

As the 9th edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is set to celebrate the industry on September 12, we look at this year's category finalists for Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year.

Oil & Gas Award winners and highly commended 2017.
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Oil & Gas Award winners and highly commended 2017.

This year presented a very competitive class of nominees, and three finalists have made it through the rigorous selection process for Oil & Gas Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year 2018.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Cost Savings in Management of Sulphur Deposition in Sour Reservoir E&P, Saudi Aramco
  • On-the-Job Training Strategy, Sadara Chemical Company
  • Zero Ethane Flaring Project, Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department, Saudi Aramco

Last year, Weatherford Middle East and Asia won this award. Its Lean Six Sigma programme was described by one judge as having "recognised a true problem for the industry and developed a practical solution that has already proven substantial tangible benefits."

"We have been working on operational excellence goals for the last six years or so. This award is really a tribute to our efforts," said Naji Younes, general manager of Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East.

Awards will be given on September 12, 2018 at Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House in Dubai. In the meantime, the jury panel will deliberate and decide a winner from each category. The jury panel: Luciano Poli, president, India, Middle East and North Africa, Dow; Vivek Chandra, CEO and founder, Texas LNG; Nicholas Kjaer, general manager, Middle East, Churchill Drilling Tools; Ben Oudman, regional manager, DNV GL, oil and gas, Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa; and Annabel Green, chief technology officer, Tendeka.

The sponsors of this year’s Awards are Petrofac (gold sponsor), Orpic (silver sponsor), Proserv, Restrata and Alsuwaiket & Albusaies.


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