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Equinor awarded the OGUK Energy Transition Award

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Group photo of Jon Culshaw (left), Gillian Urquhart and Scott Robertson
Awards host, Jon Culshaw (left), Gillian Urquhart, head of Safety and Sustainability for Equinor in the UK, and Scott Robertson, director of Operations for the Oil and Gas Authority UK.

The winners of OGUK’s 2021 Awards were honoured last night as the industry came together to celebrate the best and brightest talent the offshore oil and gas industry has to offer.

Over 900 people joined the ceremony in-person and through the livestream. A total of 27 entrants made it to the finalist stage after an expert panel considered over 90 nominees from across the sector.

The awards aim to champion those who have made an extraordinary impact on the industry in the past year. Winners were awarded across ten different categories, ranging from excellence in decommissioning to contribution to the low carbon energy transition.

Equinor was awarded Energy Transition Award in recognition of the work we are doing to reach net zero by 2050 including reducing our emissions from oil and gas production, growing our offshore wind business and building a hydrogen and carbon capture business in the UK. The award was presented by Scott Robertson, Director of Operations for the Oil and Gas Authority UK and was collected by Gillian Urquhart, Head of Safety and Sustainability for Equinor in the UK.

The Energy Transition award was introduced last year by OGUK and recognises a company that is leading the way in how to approach and contribute to the Energy Transition in the UK. The energy transition requires investment, innovation and a broad mix of energy sources to assure reliable, affordable, sustainable energy.

“The Energy Transition Award from OGUK is recognition for everyone working across Equinor’s broad energy portfolio in the UK - from those working to develop oil and gas with lower emissions to the teams working to produce renewable power from our offshore wind projects and finally our low carbon solutions team working to build a hydrogen business and scale up carbon capture and storage in the UK. For the UK to become a low carbon economy, businesses and government must work together and we look forward to continuing the journey to net zero by 2050 alongside all our partners.” Alex Grant, UK Country Manager.

Commenting after the event, OGUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie said:

“Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees in achieving the recognition they deserve for the excellence they deliver! It is people like these who ensured that as a sector, we’ve overcome challenges and seen significant achievements this year – from volatile prices to making real change happen within the energy transition space. The whole community is part of the effort to make sure we can reach our net zero goals. It was a real pleasure to be part of such an inspiring night, with some of the great people that are part of this wonderful industry.”