ExxonMobil LNG has named the official winners of the 2021 LNG Power Play Awards. This year, the established awards programme focused not only on the accomplishments of exemplary men and women in the LNG value chain, but also on the resilience these professionals have shown through the last year.
With the objective to highlight those in the industry, the Power Play Awards has redefined the importance of recognition, support and empowerment, especially for newcomers and smaller players.
The 2021 Power Play Awards programme is divided into four categories: The Rising Star Award, The Ambassador Award, The Pioneer Award, and The Conqueror Award. This year’s winners exemplify the sought-after characteristics for their chosen award category.
The winners by category are:
Winners were recognised during an in-person and virtual ceremony during Gastech 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This year’s awards received submissions from individuals representing more than 139 companies from across 36 countries. The winners were selected through a two-part process.
Nominations were assessed by an impartial panel of 12 international experts from across the LNG value chain. This included last year’s award winners – Jill Evanko (Chart Industries), Mervin Azeta (Schlumberger) and Tolulope Longe (Nigeria LNG). The panel was also joined by Dena E. Wiggins (Natural Gas Supply Association), Elizabeth Vazquez (WeConnect), Frederic Barnaud (Pavilion), Martin Houston (Tellurian), Natalia Camba (National Petroleum Institute), Ohoud Al-Baker (Qatar Petroleum), Stuart Broadley (The Energy Industries Council), Tebogo More (Avon Peaking Power Pty Ltd.), and Yao Li ?? (SIA Energy).
In addition to the panel-based judging process, members of the LNG community had the opportunity to vote for one finalist per category during a period of community voting, resulting in over 17 800 total votes. Community votes accounted for a portion of the finalists’ overall scores. The individuals with the highest combined scores were selected as the winners.