The second annual Oil & Gas Awards were held across North America in Denver, CO; Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA in March of this year. Over one thousand-five hundred guests across the three events attended the gala dinner. Companies from all verticals in the oil and gas supply chain were recognized for their contribution to the energy industry. From initiatives in Health & Safety to Law Firm of the Year, the Oil & Gas Awards focuses on each critical sector and participants are judged by a panel of over 60 senior C-level executives and voted as â€˜best in classâ€™ in their chosen categories.
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The inaugural Conference for Excellence preceded the gala dinner and was held during the day for each regional series where the awards are held. Bringing together leading thinkers and shining lights from top positions and companies across the regions to offer their thoughts and expertise on the matters at the heart of the energy industry today. With Keynote Speeches from Craig Walters, Wattenburg Director, of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and James Burke,
President and CEO, of Summit Midstream Partners in the Rocky Mountain region and in the Gulf Coast, Danny Brown, VP of Operations, Southern & Appalachia, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Commissioner David Porter of the Texas Railroad Commission all shared their views and perspectives on the developments of the energy market. The Gulf Coast Conference included a governmental address from Rep. Pete Olson â€“ (R â€“TX) 22nd District â€“ United States House of Representatives, focusing on the republican legislative agendas in Texas and the United States as a whole. Whilst the Northeast region saw Gary Evans, CEO, of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation; John Applegath, VP of Southern Marcellus Shale Division, Range ResourcesÂ Corporation and Chad Zamarin, COO, Nisource Midstream Partners, each gave their perspective on the booming northeast region and how it can develop further in the coming years. Each keynote, across all regions, were punctuated with panel discussions focusing on the midstream outlook for 2014 and beyond, drilling and completions, health and safety, environmental protection, regulation and compliance and a closing panel on community engagement making for an incredible days content.
In the evening, all finalists enjoyed a champagneÂ reception and an extended finalists showcase, profiling all of the Oil & Gas Awards finalist companies with judges comments on why they were recognized before the gala dinners were opened with a few words of thanks from Daniel Creasey, CEO of the Oil & Gas Awards. Guest of Honor speeches were delivered from, Mike King, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Natural Resources in Denver; Commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission, Christi Craddick in Houston and Secretary of the Department of Environmental Oilfield PULSE is an official Canadian media partner of the Oil & Gas Awards Protection, Christopher Abruzzo in Pittsburgh.
When all guests had finished their four-course meals, Marc Bridgen, CMO of the Oil & Gas Awards conducted each awards ceremony. All finalists were treated to a round of applause before the room cheered at the announcement of the winners in each of the categories for the three regions of the Oil & Gas Awards.
Further information and all categories and winners from each region can be can be found on their website: www.oilandgasawards.com