January 2022, Vol. 249, No. 1


Inaugural P&GJ Awards Winners Honored at In-Person Houston Gala

An elite group of midstream professionals gathered in Houston on November 18th to attend the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which honored the midstream industry’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions.  

Jim Watkins of PGJ, left, poses with Rhonda and Greg Lankford of SpactraSensors at the inaugural PGJ Awards in November.
Jim Watkins of PGJ, left, poses with Rhonda and Greg Lankford of SpactraSensors at the inaugural PGJ Awards in November.

The first awards gala also represented Pipeline & Gas Journal’s return to in-person events, as attendees gathered at The Westin Houston, Memorial City.  

“We at PG&J are all extremely pleased and humbled by the tremendous number of nominees put forward by the midstream industry for this inaugural event,” said Mike Reed, Pipeline & Gas Journal’s editor-in-chief. “We look forward to making a tradition of this event for many years to come.”  

Winners were honored in 11 categories which encompassed all aspects of the midstream industry, including safety innovation, maintenance and management technology, pipeline integrity, digital transformation, innovative thought and lifetime achievement.  

While Best Pipeline Technology was originally one category, because of the large number of nominations and to further recognize achievements in the midstream industry, the advisory board decided that it was necessary to expand it into three new categories.  

A complete list of categories and winners is as follows:  

Best Advance in Maintenance Technology Award - Nautilus Pipeline IRM Robot - Kongsberg Ferrotech  

Best Coating/Corrosion Advancement Technology - CorTalk RMU1+INT1 Interruption Peripheral - Mobiltex Data Ltd.  

Best Management Advancement Technology - SpectraSensors J22 TDLAS Gas Analyzer - SpectraSensors an Endress+Hauser Company  

Safety Innovation of the Year Award - Vacuworx RC Series Updates - Vacuworx  

Best Pipeline Integrity Award - Accurate Gouge Classifier and Sizing When Coincident with a Pipeline Dent - T.D. Williamson  

Best Repair Technology Advancement - Type 8648VRS with Non-Pusher Secondary Seal (NPSS) Technology - John Crane  

Best Digital Transformation Award - Satelytics, Inc. - Satelytics, Inc.  

Pipeline Project of the Year - The Whistler Pipeline  

Best Offshore Pipeline Project Award - TurkStream - South Stream Transport  

Innovative Thinker Award - Kshama Roy - Northern Crescent Inc.  

Lifetime Achievement Award - Richard “Dick” Williamson – T.D. Williamson  

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