Statoil named "explorer of the year"

The oil industry of Norway celebrated itself last night at Wallmann's Salonger in Oslo during Rystad Energy’s "Gullkronen 2012".

The event is dedicated to acknowledge high performances and achievements made by companies involved in the oil and gas business during the previous year.

“The latest discovery updates show that Norway was the top exploration nation globally in 2011, both in terms of resources and value, and before nations like Mozambique, Azerbaijan and Brazil,” said Managing Director Jarand Rystad. 

Rystad also emphasized that “the feast in Norway was not only on the exploration side but also in terms of cash-flow to companies. 2011 was the top year with NOK 93 billion delivered. “

During the award ceremony, the five E&P awards were given out as follows:

 Newcomer of the Year: Core Energy

 Explorer of the Year: Statoil

 Business Developer of the Year: Faroe Petroleum & Petoro

 Project Developer of the Year: Knarr (BG)

 Field Operator of the Year: Troll (Statoil)

 

Veteran honoured

The Awards for the highest achievements within the oil service sector were acknowledged as follows:

 New Venture of the Year: i-Tec

 Globetrotter of the Year: EMGS

 Business Success of the Year: FMC Technologies

 

The final honoree of the night was oil veteran Hans Henrik Ramm, who was acknowledged with the Honour Award for being recognized as THE person behind the idea of creating SDFI back in 1983.

 

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