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Compete for ONS Innovation Awards!

ONS has a tradition of honouring the best innovators with the ONS Innovation Awards. And now it’s time to put your company’s name down for the competition.

ONS Innovation Awards in 2014: The award was presented by Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien (left), to the winner of the SME Innovation awards, Fishbones.

ONS Innovation Awards in 2014: The award was presented by Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien (left), to the winner of the SME Innovation awards, Fishbones.

Companies compete in two categories, one for large companies and one for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the Special Innovation Award is presented to an individual or organisation that has played a significant role in the wider energy sector.

The portal for competing for the ONS Innovation Awards and for nominating a person or organisation for the Special Innovation Award, is now open and may be found here:

Compete for the ONS Innovation Awards. (link not active)

The deadline for entry was 20 May 2016.

  • The candidates are announced early June.
  • Finalists are announced in August
  • The awards will be presented to the winners at the ONS Conference on Tuesday 30 August.

Read more about the Innovation Awards and see the list of previous winners.

ONS 2014: The Innovation Award went to Schlumberger. Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, to the left.

ONS 2014: The Innovation Award went to Schlumberger. Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, to the left.

Why take part?
Many of the most successful companies in the industry have been honoured with the ONS Innovation Award for their new products and solutions. ONS has given them the chance to show off their innovative projects to the global energy industry. A number of companies in their early stages gained important publicity with the award – and have since evolved into huge successes.

Now the big question is who will win the ONS Innovation Awards in 2016. Let the competition begin!

In 2014, the Special Innovation Award was presentet to Tore Halvorsen (to the right).

In 2014, the Special Innovation Award was presented to Tore Halvorsen (to the right).

Strong focus on technology at ONS
The ONS Innovation Awards reflect our long-standing commitment to presenting and promoting innovative ideas to the international oil, gas and energy industry.

Companies exhibiting at ONS have consistently demonstrated that nothing is impossible. Technological progress continues to break new barriers, and ONS is proud to be a key venue for presenting this progress.

The ONS Innovation Awards are an important part of ONS. The high number of applications for these awards bears witness to the potential prestige for the winning enterprises. For ONS 2014 more than 100 entries from small and large companies were evaluated by the international Innovation Jury.

The Innovation Jury 2016

Siri Helle Friedemann, Research Council of Norway (Chair)
Gordon Ballard, The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
Trond Unneland, Chevron Technology Ventures
Kalmar Ildstad, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)
Heidi Fuglum, Aker Solutions
Hege Kverneland, National Oilwell Varco
Anna Aabø, Stavanger Offshore Technical School
Arnljot Skogvang, Lundin