The Oil & Gas Awards announced this year’s annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards recipients in recognition of those companies who excel in the key areas of Health & Safety, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship.
The annual Northeast gala ceremony was held at The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Operational Excellence, Innovations in technology, CSR, Health & Safety and Environmental Stewardship.
About the Oil & Gas Awards
The Oil & Gas Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environment, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The Awards show the industry’s motivation to develop by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of corporations and individuals. For more information about the Oil & Gas Awards, all regional awards and award categories can be reviewed on their website at www.oilandgasawards.com
Engineering Company of the Year – Pickering Associates
Water Management Company of the Year – Eureka Resources
Award for Excellence in Health & Safety – Deep Well Services
Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship – Comtech Industries
Manufacturer of the Year – Infinity Tool Manufacturing
Construction Company of the Year – Minnesota Limited
New Technology Development of the Year – Fortis Energy Services
The Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year – Rice Energy
Kerr Pumps & FlowValve Award for Excellence in Well Completion – U.S. Well Services
E&P Company of the Year – EQT Corporation
Future Industry Leader – Zhenhua Rui
Midstream Company of the Year – MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
Industry Supplier of the Year –Total Equipment Company
Law Firm of the Year – Blank Rome LLP
Award for Excellence in Drilling – Eclipse Resources
Oilfield Services Company of the Year – McCutcheon Enterprises
Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Junior Achievement
General Industry Service Award – Well Master Corp
Lifetime Achievement Award – Lou D’Amico
AllStar Ecology, a local West Virginia consulting company, humbly received the honor of Consultancy of the Year. AllStar Ecology is a specialty consulting firm focused on guiding their clients through the changing regulatory climate in regards to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. They specialize in ecological and environment consulting and contracting, including surveying for federal and state protected species (bats, mussels, mammals, and plants), completing and implementing conservation plans, as well as mitigation banking, restoration contracting, and wetland and stream permitting (404/401) including mitigation banking and restoration contracting.
Specific highlights for AllStar Ecology over the past year include manufacturing, installing, and monitoring over 300 artificial roosting structures to comply with the Endangered Species Act for endangered and threatened bat species in West Virginia. These structures had a 42% occupancy rate and included eight (8) northern long-eared bat maternity colonies, a federally threatened species. This success demonstrates how meaningful conservation measures can provide companies with a known and USFWS preferred solution for tree clearing activities while limiting cost and off-site conservation measure requirements.
Moreover, in 2016, AllStar ecologists completed several freshwater mussel, and endangered plant species surveys required for oil and gas infrastructure development in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Since its founding, AllStar Ecology has surveyed over 50,000 acres of land, and permitted over 1,200 infrastructure projects in the region. They work directly with industry, as well as provide specialty as-needed support to engineering firms within the industry.
AllStar Ecology is proud to be locally owned and operated with a staff of 40 professionally trained environmental consultants, 60% of which are West Virginia University graduates.