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Recognise Outstanding Industry Projects

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

The IPTC committees and sponsoring societies are committed to highlighting completed projects above USD500 million that have demonstrated distinction throughout the entire exploration and production value chain.

The IPTC Project Excellence Award is presented to projects that not only add value to the industry but also exemplify strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, vigilant and meticulous construction, outstanding facilities engineering practices, and pioneering efforts in sustainable energy practices. Equally important is the need for a pervasive culture of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and a positive impact on the communities they affect.

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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
  • Local content

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 (innovative integration of geoscience with engineering)

HSE (10%)

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

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)(10%)

  • Project GHG emission footprint mitigation
  • Sustainability
  • Social contributions

Project Execution (15%)

  • Budget, timing challenges, etc.

Special Note

Only completed projects 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 18 February 2020 to 18 August 2024). Project nominations will remain active for two consecutive future IPTC events, as long as the nomination continues to meet the qualification criteria.

How to Nominate

  • Complete IPTC Nomination Form here
  • ·Maximum 10 slides highlighting the project, covering the listed criteria

Previous Award Recipients

Recipient of the 16th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award:
Above USD500 Million Project

In May 2015, the Liza-1 exploration well discovered oil offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block.  In less than 5 years, December 2019, the Liza Phase 1 Project began production from Liza Destiny Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, one of the fastest projects from discovery to first oil of its type in the industry.  In May 2019, Liza Phase 2 was funded, less than two years after final investment decision (FID) for Liza Phase 1.  Liza Phase 2 began production from Liza Unity FPSO in February 2022.  There were challenges along the way, from a new country entry into a frontier basin, to the restrictive metaocean conditions, to a global pandemic.  The Liza development deployed new technologies and novel execution approaches to meet these challenges.  Integration across all aspects of the projects was key to this achievement, with the concept of One Team embedded into team behaviors. 

Recipient of the 16th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award:
USD200-500 Million Project


ADNOC's pioneering journey into Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) began with the BAB and Northeast BAB projects in 2016. These projects aimed to increase oil recovery by utilizing CO2 EOR techniques and capturing CO2 emitted from a steel plant, which was then transported through a secure 90-kilometer pipeline network at 240 bar pressure.  ADNOC's journey started with the pilot phase, where advanced CO2 injection methods and enhanced monitoring practices led to a remarkable increase in oil production within just two years. The project is now evolved into a full-field expansion, emphasizing safety and environmental considerations while optimizing engineering and facilities.

ADNOC's strategy aims to add hundreds of millions of stock tank barrels (MMstb) of oil using CO2-enhanced oil recovery, with efficient CO2 injection. This project aligns with a sustainable future vision, making a significant contribution to achieving net-zero goals by 2045 as targeting 10 million tons per annum (MTPA) of CO2 storage by 2030. ADNOC's determination and achievements in oil recovery, CO2 efficiency, and storage set an inspiring example for a harmonious future of energy and sustainability.

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.