On 27 November at One Great George Street, Westminster, the winners of the 2018 Petroleum Economist Awards were announced. 18 categories honoured the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations with an additional five awards given to outstanding individuals for their industry contributions.
Wellington Moreira Franco, Brazil’s minster of mines and energy, scooped the Minister of the Year award, while Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi of Kuwait National Petroleum Company was honoured as CEO of the Year.
Peter Ratatics, executive vice-president for consumer services at Hungary’s MOL Group, won the Future Leader award and Aron Deen, director of marketing and business development at Ulterra Drilling Technologies, was named Energy Executive of the Year. In the evening’s finale, storied energy lawyer Sheila Hollis, chair of the Washington office of Duane Morris, accepted the Legacy award.
"The Petroleum Economist Awards is the one event that recognises leaders around the globe in every major aspect of the petroleum industry," said John Royall, president and CEO of Gulf Energy Information and acting publisher of Petroleum Economist. "I would like to personally congratulate all of the 2018 winners for this recognition of their significant contributions to our industry."