2017 Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year Award

The international energy industry’s most prestigious accolade. The Petroleum Executive of the Year Award, administered by Energy Intelligence, recognizes outstanding executive leadership in the energy sector.

The candidates for the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award are determined by nominations solicited from CEOs and other senior managers of from over 100 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, which appear in The Energy Intelligence Top 100 annual rankings. A confidential peer selection process involving current and former senior energy executives determines the final recipient.

This year’s winner is Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total S.A.

Patrick Pouyanné

“The past few years have presented enormous challenges for the oil and gas industry, and no company has responded to those challenges more dynamically than Total,” said Jim Washer, Executive Editor of Energy Intelligence. “That dynamism reflects the leadership of Patrick Pouyanné, who in less than three years as chief executive has led an overhaul of Total’s strategy aimed at preparing the company for a future of ‘lower-for-longer’ oil prices and uncertainty over the transition to lower carbon energy sources.”

This prestigious award will be presented to Patrick Pouyanné, at a black tie dinner in London on October 17, as part of the 38th Annual Oil & Money Conference.

For more information regarding the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award, please click here or contact Kevin Kear.



Leaders for Tomorrow 2017

In 2013, to highlight the Oil & Money conference to the next generation of executives in the oil and gas industry – and with the initial support of Christophe de Margerie, the Chairman and CEO of Total – we proudly launched the Oil & Money Leaders for Tomorrow program with Total as the lead and founding sponsor.

Working with the deans of prestigious institutions of higher learning from across the globe, we identified top graduates who had recently entered or were about to enter the oil and gas workforce.

For the past three years, the Oil & Money Leaders for Tomorrow initiative has afforded young women and men with scholarships to attend the Oil & Money conference and the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award Dinner.

The scholarships provide the selected individuals with full access to the Oil & Money conference for the three days, enabling them to learn from and network with some of the industry’s foremost and respected leaders. The scholarships afforded the participants with complimentary travel and accommodation for the duration of the conference.

In 2013, Christophe de Margerie provided the young leaders with an intimate 90-minute briefing about his long and distinguished career at Total and the participants were encouraged to ask probing questions for which they got frank and informed answers.  Maurizio La Noce of Mubadala and a representative from Weatherford continued this tradition in 2014 and the participants met with them for nearly one hour.

For more information regarding Leaders for Tomorrow please contact Kevin Kear.


Award for Leadership in New Energy

The award recognizes a company that is at the forefront of the energy transition from traditional fossil fuels to alternative energy forms. The award’s selection process begins with the Energy Intelligence editorial team compiling a list of nominees, involving a cross-section of utilities, energy companies, government agencies and others. The winner is then chosen by a selection committee comprised of independent experts in new energy from the business world, complemented by senior energy executives and government officials that act as advisors to Energy Intelligence.

The winner of the 2017 Award for Leadership in New Energy is French company ENGIE, which has distinguished itself among its peers with a series of bold initiatives to aid the clean energy transition.

“ENGIE hasn’t merely accepted the energy transition, it is embracing and advancing it,” said Lauren Craft, editor of EI New Energy. “Beyond cleaning up its portfolio, it is also carving out a role as a solutions provider for consumers that wish, for example, to produce their own energy or own an electric vehicle.”

Click here to view past winners.

For more information regarding the Leadership in New Energy Award please contact Kevin Kear.