(St. John’s, NL – September 21, 2023) Energy NL will once again recognize leaders in the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry through the Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards. After a nomination process undertaken with its membership, Energy NL is pleased to announce the recipients of awards which celebrate achievement and leadership in five industry categories. These individuals and companies have made an extraordinary contribution to the energy industry and will be recognized at a gala event September 28 at the Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre.
The Energy NL John C. Crosbie Award for Outstanding Contribution recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to the energy industry of Newfoundland and Labrador and who throughout their career have advocated for and supported the inclusion and growth of Energy NL members and Newfoundland and Labrador companies in the energy industry. The 2023 recipient of the Energy NL John C. Crosbie Award for Outstanding Contribution is Dr. Ciaran O’Shea.
The Energy NL Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an impressive individual, 40 years old or under, who has made remarkable strides in their role within the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry. The 2023 recipient of the Energy NL Rising Star Award is Barbara O’Rielly of ExxonMobil Canada.
The Energy NL Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes an individual or company which has made a significant contribution to the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry in the area of diversity and inclusion, with their efforts having had a positive impact on their business or organization or the local industry. The 2023 recipient of the Energy NL Diversity and Inclusion Award is DF Barnes.
The Energy NL Business Growth Award recognizes a member company which has achieved exceptional growth and success in its business through market development, export, diversification, and leadership. The 2023 recipient of the Energy NL Business Growth Award is The Port of Argentia.
The Energy NL Innovation in Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes a member company which has achieved success in innovation through the development and implementation of an innovative product, technology, process, program, or policy which has or will benefit the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry by reducing its environmental footprint and help the industry achieve net zero by 2050. The 2023 recipient of the Energy NL Innovation in Environmental Sustainability Award is Eastern Composite Services.
“The individuals and companies receiving these prestigious awards highlight the leadership and capabilities of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry. For decades, Dr. Ciaran O’Shea has been a leader in health and safety in the offshore oil and gas industry, while also being a strong advocate for local participation and a mentor to many. Barbara O’Rielly has already demonstrated significant leadership skills, along with a collaborative style and desire to see the industry move forward in a positive manner. I am pleased that our members have nominated these two worthy individuals. I congratulate all five recipients on being recognized with an Energy NL Industry Achievement Award and look forward to celebrating their achievements.”
- Gerry Mayo, Chair, Energy NL Board of Directors
“The Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry is a leader in so many ways and I greatly look forward to celebrating the success of our members on September 28 at the Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards Gala. Recognizing the contributions of those who have helped pioneer the industry and our newest leaders, it promises to be an incredible night. We will be proud to recognize companies such as Eastern Composite Services for their efforts to lower carbon emissions, The Port of Argentia for the outstanding diversification and growth they have recently undertaken, and DF Barnes for their inclusive work environment. We have so many reasons to celebrate and I look forward to these companies receiving much deserved recognition for their successes.”
- Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO
Tickets for the Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards Gala are available for purchase for both members and non-members through the Energy NL website.
Biographies for the award recipients are available here:
Energy NL John C. Crosbie Award for Outstanding Contribution: Dr. Ciaran O’Shea
Energy NL Rising Star Award: Barbara O’Reilly
Energy NL Diversity and Inclusion Award: DF Barnes
Energy NL Business Growth Award: Port of Argentia
Energy NL Innovation in Environmental Sustainability Award: Eastern Composite Services
Energy NL represents approximately 500 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.