World Oil Award 2018 Winners Honored at Houston Gala

August 30, 2018, HOUSTON—Nearly 150 of the downstream processing industry’s brightest minds gathered Thursday to find out, and celebrate, the winners of the 2018 HP Awards. The awards ceremony seeks to recognize and honor the midstream and downstream processing industries top innovations and innovators.

Honorees took home awards in 12 categories—10 encompassing the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry and two people awards—from the gala event in Houston, Texas. These innovations are enabling refinery, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG operators to optimize their operations.

This year, more than 80 nominations were submitted from 18 countries around the world. The following award winners were hand-picked by the HP Awards advisory board as this year’s most groundbreaking industry developments.

A complete list of the categories and winners appears below:

Best Digitalization Technology—Aquavista™, Veolia Water Technologies

Best Analyzer Technology—Verax Digital Crude Signature Analyzer, JP3 Measurement

Best Asset Integrity Technology—OTE GT 15 Lubricants, Eni SpA

Best Automation Technology—EcoStruxure™ Profit Advisor, Schneider Electric

Best Catalyst Technology—Granite™ FCC Catalyst, Albemarle

Best Gas Processing Technology—Benz-Freesm Technology, McDermott

Best Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Implementation—FlareGuardian, Zeeco, Inc.

Best Instrument Technology—Vanguard WirelessHART Toxic and Combustible Gas Detector, United Electric Controls

Best Modeling Technology—SIMIT, Siemens

Best Refining Technology—ConvExsm Hydrofluoric (HF) Alkylation Conversion Technology, DuPont Clean Technologies

Lifetime Achievement—Norman Lieberman, Process Chemicals, Inc.

Most Promising Engineer—Sabrina Hermann, Siemens.

The 2018 HP Awards were generously sponsored by: AspenTech, Eni, Fluor and KBR.


Hydrocarbon Processing, the leading oil and gas trade journal for the hydrocarbon processing industry, has a worldwide circulation of more than 30,000 subscribers. Gulf Energy Information has published Hydrocarbon Processing for more

than 96 years. Additional information on the HP Awards program can be found at

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