OTC Asia 2018 - Distinguished Achievement Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards

The OTC Asia Distinguished Achievement Awards, modelled after the prestigious awards at the Offshore Technology Conference's (OTC), recognise major technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry.

Award recipients for the inaugural OTC Asia Distinguished Achievement awards will be recognised on Wednesday, 21 March at OTC Asia 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Distinguished Acheivement Award for Individuals
Simon Ong - will be honoured with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for his contributions to the offshore sector. During his career, he advocated a regional engineering headquarters in Kuala Lumpur for Shell’s Projects & Technology business, which paved the way for high value careers for young individuals in technology and innovation, providing technical solutions to the oil and gas industry and managing projects from design, fabrication to start-up.

Ong also spearheaded the entry into the deepwater arena for Malaysia and the region by delivering Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai.
Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organisations and Institutions
PETRONAS - will be presented the OTC Asia Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of their ground-breaking PFLNG Satu project.

PFLNG Satu is the world’s first floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility, which unlocks small stranded gas fields which were previously uneconomical to monetise.

Currently moored 180km offshore in the Kanowit Field in Sarawak, Malaysia, PFLNG Satu completed commissioning and achieved its first cargo in April 2017, successfully proving the concepts, technology and processes used to adapt natural gas liquefaction for an offshore environment. 

Special Citations
  • Datuk Abdullah Karim - for his outstanding leadership and key role in delivering the PFLNG Satu project.
  • Michael Utsler - for his achievements as a technical pioneer, inspiring leader and dedicated mentor. Some of Utsler's key achievements include championing LNG as a marine fuel and serving as President of the BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organisation. 

Come to the OTCafe located at exhibition Hall 6, ground level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 1500 hours on Wednesday, 21 March to meet the award recipients and learn about their achievements.