Petroleum Economist reveals 2019 awards winners

LONDON (November 20, 2019) -- Honoring the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations, Petroleum Economist has announced the winners of its 2019 Petroleum Economist Awards in 10 categories. Additionally, five awards were given to outstanding individuals for their industry contributions.

Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, minister of oil and gas in the Sultanate of Oman, scooped the Minister of the Year award, while Lorenzo Simonelli of oil services heavyweight Baker Hughes was honored as CEO of the Year.

Wael Abdel Moati of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries won the Future Leader award and Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG was named Energy Executive of the Year. In the evening’s finale, Nathan Meehan, president of consultancy Gaffney, Cline & associates was honored for his storied petroleum engineering career with the Legacy award.

“Once again, we were delighted to welcome some of the most innovative firms and influential leaders from across the globe to London for the Petroleum Economist Awards,” said Elliot Jacobs, managing director of Petroleum Economist. “I extend warm congratulations to all those nominated, shortlisted and, especially, those winning in what were, as every year, hotly contested competitions across the full range of categories.”

The Petroleum Economist Awards 2019 categories and winners are:

M&A of the Year

Energy Executive of the Year
Harib Al Kitani - Oman LNG

Offshore Services and Equipment (OFSE) Company of the Year

Energy Advisory of the Year

Gas/LNG Project of the Year
TechnipFMC - Yamal LNG

Contribution of the Year to the Energy Transition

Future Leader
Wael Abdel Moati - Oapec

Legal Services
White & Case

Discovery of the Year
Glengorm – CNOOC

Power Project of the Year (Editorial Award)
Attarat Power Company

Energy Finance Provider of the Year
Standard Chartered Bank

Energy Company of the Year

Chief Executive of the Year
Lorenzo Simonelli - Baker Hughes

Minister of the Year
Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi (Oman)

Legacy Award
Nathan Meehan - Gaffney, Cline & Associates

The recipients learnt of their wins during a gala event held on 19 November at One Great George Street, Westminster. The evening was hosted by Petroleum Economist editor-in-chief Peter Ramsay, while actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp entertained guests post-dinner with a well-received speech.

Petroleum Economist is the global authority on energy economics and trends, offering genuinely value-add intelligence and opinion on the events and people shaping the industry. Since 1934 readers have used its essential insight and intelligence to inform decision-making and strategy.

For more details of all award winners visit


Elliot Jacobs, Managing Director
Petroleum Economist
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