Industry Pioneer Award Nomination Form

Oilfield Energy Center 2021 Hall of Fame Industry Pioneer's Award

The Industry Pioneer Award is to recognize important achievements of individuals who are recognized leaders offshore energy arena and may be awarded upon recommendation from the Hall of Fame Committee and the approval of the Board of Directors of the Offshore Energy Center. Presentations will be made during the Ocean Star Gala to be held at such time and place as the OEC Board may designate.

The Award currently consists of:

  • A plaque to be mounted on a wall at the Ocean Star.
  • An award gifted to the individual that represents the honoree by attending the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


The conditions of eligibility are as follows:

There are no limitations regarding nationality. The candidate does not need to be living, and there may or may not be anyone present to receive the award on his/her behalf. To be eligible for nomination and consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee, as an Industry Pioneer, the following definition should apply:

“When individuals distinguish themselves in such a way that they stand out clearly as leaders in the birth of a nation, movement or industry they are recognized as pioneers. The oil and gas industry is replete with such individuals whose lives have become the legends of our time. Whether through their vision, their drive, their business acumen, their ability to search, to innovate or lead the way, these people form the character of the industry and become its heritage. They are the industry pioneers”.

To be eligible, an individual shall have made significant and identifiable contributions to any field in the offshore arena. The individual needs to be a recognized leader who revolutionized and/or forced a change in the industry.


The procedure to be followed by the Hall of Fame Committee in securing nominations shall include:

The Committee shall be responsible for receiving nominations for the Industry Pioneer Awards. The Committee shall solicit nominations from industry organizations, previous Pioneers honored, individuals and companies. Nominations will be closed on AUGUST 31, 2020.

The Hall of Fame Committee shall be responsible for obtaining from the nominator(s) such information and data as is required for the Committee’s evaluation of the eligibility of the proposed award recipient. Such information and data shall be provided by completing an approved Awards Committee Nominating form. The form has been designed to include the minimum required information for each nomination. If the approved form or sufficient information is not received by the Hall of Fame Committee before AUGUST 31, 2020, the nomination will not be considered for 2021; however, it will be automatically submitted for future years.

Nomination for INDUSTRY PIONEER Award for Individuals

To be eligible for nomination, the nominee shall have distinguished himself/herself in such a way that he/she stands out clearly as a leader in the offshore industry. Whether through his/her vision, drive, business acumen, ability to search, to innovate or lead the way forward, the nominee should be someone who industry recognizes as a leader who revolutionized and/or forced a change in the offshore industry.

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