In this episode of the Pipeline Technology Podcast, sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, host Russel Treat interviews Andy McDowell, President of Gulf Energy Information, about the 2023 Gulf Energy Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the oil, gas, and energy industry, and they recently combined their midstream, upstream, and downstream events into one. Andy explains the reasons for this change and how it created a more enjoyable event for attendees.
Andy discusses various award categories and some of the notable winners, and the episode highlights the significance of technology and innovation in the energy industry as well as the importance of storytelling in award nominations. They also touch on the plans for the 2024 Gulf Energy Excellence Awards event.
2023 Gulf Energy Excellence Awards Show Notes, Links, and Insider Terms:
- Andy McDowell is the President at Gulf Energy Information and publisher of Pipeline & Gas Journal. Connect with Andy on LinkedIn.
- Pipeline & Gas Journal is the essential resource for technology, industry information, and analytical trends in the midstream oil and gas industry. For more information on how to become a subscriber, visit pgjonline.com/subscribe.
- Gulf Energy Excellence Awards: An event recognizing excellence in technology and individuals in the oil, gas, and energy industry.
- Midstream: The segment of the energy industry that involves the transportation, storage, and wholesale marketing of petroleum products and natural gas.
- Upstream: The segment of the energy industry that involves exploration, drilling, and production of oil and natural gas.
- Downstream: The process involved in converting oil and gas into the finished product, including refining crude oil into gasoline, natural gas liquids, diesel, and a variety of other energy sources. The closer an oil and gas company is to the process of providing consumers with petroleum products, the further downstream the company is said to be.
- Pipeline Integrity: Ensuring the safe and reliable operation of pipelines through inspections, maintenance, and monitoring.
- Leak Detection: The process of identifying and locating leaks in pipelines to prevent environmental and safety hazards.
- Emissions Recovery System: A system designed to capture and recover emissions, such as methane, to reduce environmental impact.
- Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Technologies and methods for capturing carbon dioxide emissions and storing them underground to mitigate climate change.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI): The use of computer algorithms to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as pattern recognition and decision-making.
- ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) refers to the sustainability movement in oil and gas to continue operating safely, in compliance, and in a responsible manner to do no harm while achieving business objectives.
2023 Energy Excellence Awards Full Episode Transcript:
The episode transcript will be uploaded later this week.