OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

Distinguished Achievement Awards

OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards

The Offshore Technology Conference is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Awards. This year, the conference recognizes Skip Ward, PhD for Individual Achievement, ExxonMobil’s Liza Development project in Guyana for Company Achievement, and Guodong (David) Zhan, PhD for Special Citation. Read more

Recipients will be honored during the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Event Reception on Sunday, 30 April at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

The awards event is significant in that it not only recognizes the award recipients but also raises funds for a worthy cause and provides an excellent opportunity for industry executives and leaders to network with colleagues from around the globe. The net proceeds from the awards event are donated to a charitable organization that is in some way connected to the offshore energy sector or the communities where we operate. More than USD 2 million has been donated to worthy organizations over the last decade. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Read more about sponsorship opportunities

CONGRATULATIONS

OTC 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

skip ward


E.G (Skip) Ward is honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for his strategic vision, outstanding work and influence on the offshore industry. Ward’s contributions over the last 50 years have had a tremendous impact on the advancement of offshore and deep-water production and has guided the collaboration and consensus among industry majors.

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LYZA

 

ExxonMobil is presented with the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of its affiliate ExxonMobil Guyana’s Liza Development offshore Guyana. Liza Phase 1 was one of the fastest projects of its type in the industry, cycling from discovery to production in less than five years, compared to the historical 10-year timeline for projects of this magnitude. Liza Phase 2 then came online about two years after Liza Phase 1. Within eight years of discovery, total production from the Liza field is approaching 400,000 barrels per day — helping to responsibly meet the world’s energy needs at a critical time. 

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(David) Zhan

 

OTC’s Special Citation Award is presented to Guodong (David) Zhan for his pioneering spirit, outstanding research, innovation, and technology leadership. Zhan is a world-renowned materials scientist and pre-eminent drill bit expert with a track record of developing advanced technologies from invention through to full commercialization. Zhan's impact on the offshore industry spans decades, from his academic accomplishments through his work in industry in R&D management and leadership.

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The Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement Awards is a significant event for OTC and its supporters. It recognizes the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award recipients and provides an excellent opportunity for industry executives and leaders to network with colleagues from around the world.

The net proceeds from the awards dinner are donated to a charitable organization that is in some way connected to the offshore energy industry or to the communities where we operate. Approximately USD 2 million has been donated to worthy organizations in the past ten years of the event.