During the Rystad Energy’s award ceremony in Oslo on 1 February 2017, Odfjell Drilling received the Oilfields Service award “Gullkronen 2017” as Business Success of the Year.
“It is no secret that we are in the midst of unparalleled market havoc at a scale the industry has never witnessed before. In fact, these times are so challenging that the jury only found three nominees this year. But our three nominees all are stars, and choosing between the three was like choosing which finger you want to keep. Still, our winner has showed that making risky, hard decisions at the right time may turn out to highly valuable. Our top pick has also showed that being at the forefront of technology application pays off in the long run, as safety and efficiency is improved. In this market, it is almost a miracle to present the Business Success Award to what must be the only company in the world in its segment that has contracts on all of its assets” – we quote from the Jury’s reasoning for this award.
In addition to this award, Odfjell Drilling was also recognized for outstanding performance on Heidrun as Statoil received the Field Operator of the Year award for performance on the Heidrun installation. The jury pointed out the improved performance across the board from significant growth in oil production to increased drilling activity.