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Special Citations

Special citations are not presented annually; they are awarded only in years when OTC believes that an activity, event, or contribution merits recognition.
2017

Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to: George (Mike) Conner

Special Citation to Art Schroeder in recognition of his career spanning 40 years in the offshore oil and gas sector. His contributions focus on crisis and risk management, R&D, and operational project management. He served on the OTC Board of Directors from 2006–2013 and was a program committee member from 1989–2013. Schroeder created The Next Wave, an OTC program for young professionals, and helped to produce the inaugural d5: The Next Big Thing, an OTC event designed to inspire leaders and innovators to drive exponential growth in the offshore energy sector. Schroeder also played a key role in starting Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), which enables the development of new technologies to produce more secure, abundant and affordable domestic energy.

2016 Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to: George Hirasaki and Yuri Makogon
2015 Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to: Ray R. Ayers
2014 Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to: Susan Cunningham
2013

Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to:
James Brill
E. Dendy Sloan

2012 Charlie Williams, in recognition of his contribution to the creation of the Center for Offshore Safety.
2011 ExxonMobil Development Company for the development and implementation of the “Design One, Build Multiple” philosophy to deliver major deepwater projects in Angola’s Block 15.
2008

Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to:
Pierre-Armand Thomas
Gordan Sterling

2007

Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Presented to:
Owen Kratz, Helix
Jon Gjedebo, HiTec Vision
John Huff, Oceaneering

2006 Matt Simmons, chairman and chief executive officer of Simmons and Company International, for his contributions to educating the world about the energy industry and his participation in numerous insightful presentations for OTC.
2004 International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the 16Offshore Operators Committee for their foresight, initiation and leadership in the development of the Deepwater Well Control Guidelines
2003 Atlantia Offshore for innovative technology in the development of the Morpeth SeaStar Platform
2002 Dana Larson; Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries; Texas Parks and Wildlife; and Minerals Management Service for their work on the Artificial Reefs Program
1999 Texaco’s DeepStar Project for its sustained efforts in the creation of an industry-wide cooperative effort
1998 Offshore Energy Center for its outstanding contribution to public education through the successful development of the Offshore Energy Center
1997

Heritage Awards recognize long-term, continuous, distinguished service by an individual in one or more of the following areas of offshore technology: (1) exploration; (2) development and production; (3) management and leadership; and (4) research and development. Heritage Awards were presented to:
R. J. “Bob” Brown
John E. “Jack” Flipse
Dillard S. Hammett
Griff C. Lee

1993 Cullen Inquiry (Meritorious Achievement Citation) for the truly significant contribution to the public and the oil and gas industry by the Inquiry and the assessment made of the Piper Alpha disaster, and of the resulting recommendations.

 

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