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Recognising an Outstanding Industry Project

Recognising an Outstanding Industry Project


New for IPTC 2024 – Extra Award Category Announced!

As the upstream oil and gas industry moves towards increasingly complex and capital-intensive projects, we must challenge our conventional practices. It is critical that lessons are shared from successfully integrated projects that embody excellence.

The IPTC committees and sponsoring societies believe in highlighting projects in the below 2 categories, that have demonstrated distinction throughout the entire exploration and production value chain. 

  • USD 200 – 500 Million Projects
  • Above USD 500 Million Projects

The IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award is given to a project that adds value to the industry and exemplifies strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, determined and watchful construction, and outstanding facilities engineering practices. Equally important, a successful project requires a pervasive culture of HSE, and a positive impact on the communities it affects. 

Nominations are now closed.



Project Elements (15%)

  • Full value chain from exploration to delivery
  • Delivery of elements will be looked at for green field projects
  • Degree of complexity will be assessed for brownfield projects

Project Impact (20%)

  • Significance of the impact to the industry, rather than the scale of the project
  • Local, regional or international impact on value added basis rather than scale basis

Use of New Technologies and Innovation (15%)

  • Degree of the application of new technologies
  • Fit for purpose new technology application has the advantage rather than over-engineered or extravagant application

Subsurface, Geoscience and Surface Integration Aspects (15%)

  • Smart integration methods
  • Not to be confused with Criteria No 1: Project Elements

HSE (10%)

  • Lag indicator performance management system efforts
  • Main safety challenges
  • Quality assurance

Decarbonisation (10%)

  • Project carbon emission footprint mitigation

Project Execution (15%)

  • Budget, timing challenges, etc.

Special Note

Only completed project are to be considered. Projects must be completed (first or incremental gas or oil production) in the past 5 years and six months from the scheduled conference date (i.e. qualification period is 12 February 2018 to 16 August 2023). Project nominations will remain active for future IPTC events, until the project nomination no longer matches the qualification period.

Previous Award Recipients 

EGINA by TotalEnergies

Recipient of the 15th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

The Egina project is the largest FPSO to date in the TotalEnergies SE Fleet of FPSOs and the first deep-water project in Nigeria after the 2010 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Content Act. The project provided connections between different companies, more than 48 million person-hours worked in Nigeria, fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in Nigeria and the advancement of drilling technologies leading to greater oil production in ultra-deep waters of 1,400 to 1,700 meters.

The reservoir and drilling advancements implemented during the project are expected to benefit future offshore developments in the area of reservoir drilling. 200 Nigerian students were trained, which will create room for excellent career opportunities. A conscious effort was made to purchase local goods, employ Nigerian citizens, and develop local infrastructure. In addition to contributing to oil production, the Egina project has positively impacted the Nigerian economy.


Recipient of the 14th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award 

Zohr field, in Egypt, is the largest-ever gas discovery in the Mediterranean. Eni's integrated approach has enabled us to bring safely the gas on-stream just over two years from discovery; a record for such deep water project. In August 2019, Zohr gas production reached 2.7 bcf/d, five months ahead of the development plan, and reached 3.2 bcf/d in 2021.

We integrated exploration and development phases, combining advanced technologies with careful project planning. By performing pre-development analyses during the exploration phase, we gathered information to improve the engineering and reduce the time to FID. Our design-to-cost model involves subdividing projects into phases, reducing risk where the subsurface is concerned.

Thanks to Zohr, Egypt recovered the self-sufficiency in the gas sector, lost after 2011. The field will satisfy Egypt’s demand for natural gas for decades to come, allowing the nation to become a regional hub for the natural gas.

Ichthys LNG by INPEX

Recipient of the 13th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

Ichthys LNG is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. The energy development is a joint venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner Total, and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation Taiwan, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas.

A Final Investment Decision for Ichthys LNG was reached in 2012 and production commenced in July 2018.

Ichthys LNG is expected to produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with more than 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

It is one of the few energy projects worldwide to incorporate the whole chain of development and production: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore.

Gas and condensate from the Ichthys Field will be exported to onshore facilities for processing near Darwin via an 890-kilometre pipeline. Most condensate is directly shipped to global markets from a floating production, storage and offloading facility permanently moored near the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin.

Novy Port by Gazprom Neft

Recipient of the 12th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award 

The Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field is one of the first hydrocarbon fields discovered on the Yamal Peninsula. The fact that Novoportovskoye contains significant oil and gas reserves was proven back in 1964, yet the absence of transport infrastructure as well as the complex geology have long remained insurmountable obstacles to start developing it on a full-field basis.

Since 2012, the Project Operator has been a Gazprom Neft subsidiary (Gazpromneft Yamal LLC).

After the Arctic Gate offshore terminal was put into operation, oil transportation is year-round. To service the Project, CPY has created its own tanker fleet. Oil is delivered to consumers via the Northern Sea Route by tankers escorted by icebreakers.

The field moved into full-field development in 2016. Currently, the field is being actively drilled and is reaching its peak oil production.