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Awards

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Each year the Group makes awards in recognition of achievements and talent of individuals within the energy geoscience industry. 

2022 nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Energy Group Awards are now OPEN. 

Energy Group Medal Award

The Energy Group Medal is an annual award presented to individuals with a geoscience background who have made an outstanding contribution to the energy industry. 

Nomination form

Guidance notes

Early Career Energy Geoscientist Award

The Early Career Energy Geoscientist Award is an annual award presented to recognise Energy Geoscientists in the early stages of their career. Nominees must be within ten years (full time equivalent) of the award of their first degree in geoscience or a cognate subject, and either have already made a significant contribution to the understanding of Energy geoscience or be an emerging talent who is making a significant impact in the field. 

Nomination form

Guidance notes 

2021 winners

2021 saw the Energy Group celebrate the first Energy Group Awards on 17 November 2021, on the back of the first Geothermal event. 

Energy Group Medal Award

Phil Ringrose

His enthusiasm for reservoir and CCS geoscience and early adoption of the use of CCS in the low carbon economy has inspired many students and professionals to embrace the energy transition and look for new ways to help the world achieve net zero emissions. His energy and enthusiasm is clear to see as he has promoted the use of new technologies and ideas in the low carbon domain. It is inspirational people like Philip who will help the energy industry to strive forwards and support society in meeting its goals of a future where access to sustainable energy for all and a clean environment can exist together.


Early Career Energy Geoscientist Award

Lucy Cotton

Lucy joined GeoScience as a staff member in 2017 and has made a huge impact with her commitment to the geology team, her knowledge and perhaps most of all her sheer enthusiasm for the subject she loves, especially for fieldwork and operations. This is inspiring to the rest of the company staff. She is currently Site Geologist for the Eden deep geothermal project and part of the companies’ Geothermal business team.

She is a strong advocate for the industry, and is heavily involved in outreach and engagement to encourage the next generation into geoscience – including being a founding member of Women in Geothermal UK (WING). She speaks regularly in both schools and at international technical conferences (for example at the World Geothermal Conference this year) – communication across the spectrum really is one of Lucy’s stand-out skills. In summary, confident, knowledgeable and dynamic.

Past Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement

2018 Jen Brzozowska
2017 Tony Doré
2014 Richard Hardman

Petroleum Group Medal

2019 Kitty Hall

2018 Richard Swarbrick
2017 Jonathan Craig
2016 Gro Haatvedt
2015 Alastair Fraser
2014 Mike Daly

Silver Medal

2013 Peter Rose
2012 John Underhill
2011 Malcolm Brown
2010 Joe Cartwright
2009 Bruce Levell
2008 Tony Hayward
2007 Tony Dore
2006 Roy Franklin OBE
2005 Mike Watts
2004 Alan Booth
2003 Dick Selley
2002 Richard Hardman
2001 Harold Reading
2000 Ken Glennie
1999 David Roberts
1998 John Martin
1997 Robert Stoneley
1996 Malcolm Pattinson
1995 John Brooks
1994 Nigel Anstey
1993 Ian Maycock
1992 Myles Bowen
1991 Victor Colter

Young Petroleum Geoscientist of the Year

2019 Scott Liebnitz

2018 Camille Burgess
2017 David Riley
2016 Benjamin Taylor
2015 Ceri Griffith-Swain
2014 Mehdi Yusifov
2013 Fiona Fairhurst

Young Explorer

2011 David Fisher
2010 David Jones
2009 Barnaby Roome
2008 Jeremy Lynch
2007 Kristan Reimann
2006 Bryan Ritchie
2005 John Smallwood
2004 Mark Dalrymple
2003 Simon Stewart