2018 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award Nominations Open

NOTE: This is not an SPE Award.

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) is accepting nominations for its biennial Outstanding Young Professional Award to inspire the next generation of leaders dedicated to promoting safe, responsible, and sustainable exploration and production (E&P) operations.

In association with the 2018 SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR) Conference to be held 16–18 April in Abu Dhabi, the IOGP will recognize the achievements of a young professional with fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience with the Outstanding Young Professional Award. The recipient must have demonstrated professional accomplishments and evidence of outstanding talent, dedication, and leadership in at least one aspect of HSSE-SR.

IOGP is looking to senior members of the SPE HSSE-SR community to nominate young professional candidates for the award. The nominee does not have to be an SPE member to qualify.

The winner will receive

  • The Outstanding Young Professional Award certificate and trophy

  • 1-year membership to the SPE

  • An invitation to join the Award & Young Professional Committees for the following annual SPE HSSE-SR Conference

  • Recognition on the IOGP website and newsletter

  • Recognition on the SPE conference website

2016 winner: 

Nominees must:

  • Be a young professional with fewer than 10 years of professional experience in the upstream oil and gas industry

  • Be well-respected and in good standing within the community

  • Serve as a role model for other young professionals

  • Demonstrate noteworthy professional and personal achievement

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and proven leadership

  • Exhibit expertise, passion, and the ability to inspire others

Professional SPE members (with more than 10 years of experience) in the oil and gas industry can nominate young professionals. Members of the Award Committee are not eligible to nominate for this award while serving as a member of the committee and for a period of 2 years after the expiration of his or her term of service on the committee.

Key dates:

Nominations close: 3 November

Finalists notified: 30 November

Finalist submissions due: 8 January 2018

Winner notified: 1 February 2018

Winner announced: 16–18 April 2018, SPE HSSE-SR Conference, Abu Dhabi

Visit for nomination and competition details.

IOGP is a global forum for the upstream industry to identify and share knowledge and good practices to achieve improvements in HSSE-SR. IOGP members include international and national oil companies, independents, service companies, and oil and gas associations from all over the world.


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