Distinguished Achievement Awards

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Thank you to all who nominated an individual, company, organization, or institution for this prestigious award.

The OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Event will recognize the award recipients, raise funds for the 2020 beneficiary, and provide an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world. 

The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors selects Professor Ronald W. Yeung, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, as the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for its Búzios Project as the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions, and a Special Citation awarded to Total Upstream Nigeria Limited for its Egina Project. Read more about the 2020 recipients below.

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Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

Yeung DAA Individual Recipient

Yeung will be awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals, recognizing him for his 45-year career in educating a generation of naval architects and ocean engineers, as well as, his fundamental research in ship and offshore hydrodynamics. Over this period, he has supervised 28 doctoral dissertations in the marine field, more than 100 master’s students and visiting scholars, and published more than 190 articles. Yeung's advisees have received 16 U.S. and international Best-Paper awards, with many of them active in academia and the ocean industry. Read more.

Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions

This year’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions will be awarded to Petrobras for its Búzios Project.

The Petrobras-led Búzios Project will be recognized for the use of technological advancements in extreme conditions, leaving a legacy to the offshore oil and gas industry. The Búzios Field is located in the ultra-deepwater, 6,560 feet of the Santos Basin pre-salt, roughly 130 miles from the Rio de Janeiro coast. Read more.

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Special Citation

Engina Total

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited has been awarded a Special Citation for its Egina project, which executed a sustainable deepwater project using local engineering, project management, yards and support services providing the foundation for future projects.

The Egina project is the largest FPSO to date in the Total s. a. Group Fleet of FPSO and the first deep-water project in Nigeria after the 2010 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act. This 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. Read more.

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