Guild Awards 

The Pipeline Industries Guild organizes technology awards: subsea, land-based, and utility pipelines plus 3 project awards: subsea, land-based and utility pipelines. The entries are submitted annually and judged by an award panel on the following criteria:

  • - Provide the industry with something it did not have before
  • - Extend current technology
  • - Provide possible future applications in cost reduction, improve safety, or environmental protection
  • - Overcome a challenge in application on new or existing technology in a new or existing area
  • - Provide a reason for the industry to change its modus operandi

The Pipeline Industries Guild technology and project awards are annual, open to all nationalities, open to all individuals and organisations and open to all sections of the pipeline industry.

Entry rules

- You may enter as many times and in as many categories as you wish. Each entry must be made on a separate entry form.

- The completed entry form must be signed by the person responsible for submitting the entry.

- Each entry will include a signed entry sheet, a one page description of the entry and up to one page of photographs and/or technical drawings.

- Entries are requested in both electronic and hard-copy format.

- We request copies in both formats be submitted.

- Post hard-copy entry submissions to: The Pipeline Industries Guild, Cherwell Business Village, Southam Road,Banbury, OX16 2SP.

- Email electronic entry submissions to hqsec@pipeguild.com

- Please print or type clearly stating the project/team name/innovation as you wish it to be referred to throughout the awards, using upper and lower case as you would like it to appear.

- Please email a high res copy of your logo in jpeg format to hqsec@pipeguild.com

- Please email a copy of a photograph of the project/product or innovation in high res jpeg format to hqsec@pipeguild.com

- Award winners may include the announcement of their winning entry in promotional material, or other company literature.

- Such announcements must include the category and year in which the award has been won.

- To download the Pipeline Industries Guild Awards entry guidelines and rules please click here.  

 

The awards categories are:

Subsea Pipeline Technology Award

This award, introduced in 1993, is made annually for the most significant contribution to subsea pipeline technology. The objective is to promote the development of new ideas in the general field of subsea pipeline technology.

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Land-based Pipeline Technology Award

As with the subsea award, this award, introduced in 1996, is made annually for the most significant contribution made to land-based pipeline technology or its ancillary apparatus. The objective of the award is similarly to promote the development of new ideas in the general field of land-based pipeline technology. 

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Utility Pipeline Technology Award

This award, introduced in 2003, is made for the most significant contribution to the utility pipeline technology. The objective is to promote the devlopment of the new ideas in the general field of utility pipeline technology.   

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Guild Project Awards

The Pipeline Project Awards: Subsea, Land-based, Utility Pipeline have been introduced in 2016 and will be awarded annually.  The objective of this category of Awards is to recognise and celebrate technical achievement on a pipeline project across all sectors.

Subsea Pipeline Project Award - Click here to download the entry form

Land-based Pipeline Project Award - Click here to download the entry form

Utility Pipeline Project Award - Click here to download the entry form

The iICE Award  

The Pipeline Industries Guild is also pleased to announce a new award inspired by the DNV-OS-F101, the offshore standard for submarine pipeline systems that was issued in 1976.  Over the years DNV GL has created a series of internationally recognised standards, service specifications and recommended practices together with the pipeline industry.  This new award, entitled iICE, is for the best idea for increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the offshore pipeline industry.  This is the first industry award for an idea.

The iICE Award  -  This award is biennial and shall be open for entries in 2018

 Other Guild Awards

. Ruth Allen Award

Introduced in 2004, this award is made to the young person who has made a significant contribution to the work of the Guild's Young Professionals' Network. For more information about this award please contact hqsec@pipeguild.com 

. Ken Spencer Award

This award introduced in 2007 is to be awarded every two years to an individual or company for outstanding contribution to the pipeline industry. This award is made in honour of K.A. Spencer of Penspen; a founder member of the Guild and National Chairman in 1969.

. Honorary Life Membership

The award of Honorary Life Membership is awarded in recognition for services and contribution by an individual to the Pipeline Industries Guild at Branch, Panel or National level. 

. University Competition

This competition is held annually and is aimed at fostering links between the Guild, universities, and students, with particular emphasis on pipeline-related topics. Each year a number of universities are invited to enter a paper for this competition.

. J.W. Jones Memorial Award

The J.W.Jones award is awarded every two years to the author(s) of a written paper presented toa Branch technical meeting which best meets the award criteria (available from the Guild). Among the aims of this award is the encouragement of younger authors, although no age limit is imposed. The award is made in honour of the eponymous founder of the Guild and its first Chairman, who died in 1971.

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