01 July 2019, London

Following unprecedented interest following its launch at Downstream 2019, Petrochemical Update has extended the nomination deadline for the Inaugural Downstream Industry Awards, taking place in Houston on November 19th. The deadline for nominations is now August 9, and owner/operators and EPCs can nominate themselves, or be nominated by peers, suppliers or clients in the industry.


Categories which are being hotly contested by Owner Operators and EPCs for finalist places include:
• Future Industry Leader
• Lifetime Achievement
• Downstream Company of the Year
• EPC of the Year
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Fostering of Innovation in Operations
• Workforce Development
• Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
• Community Partnership Award
• Outside of Industry Innovation
• Supply Chain of the Year
• Project of the Year (Large)
• Project of the Year (Medium – Small)

Organizer Jonny Witherspoon said: ‘Following the Downstream 2019 event last month in Houston, we’ve had unprecedented interest in this unique Awards ceremony. With the judging line-up containing an impressive list of impartial Downstream experts, this is an unrivalled opportunity to be recognized for your efforts as a finalist at the gala event of the year in Houston.’

The ceremony, the first of its kind in the Downstream industry, has been termed a unique opportunity to bring teams and clients together for an exceptional networking opportunity teamed with fantastic entertainment and an incredible celebration of the brightest and best in the downstream industry.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, with top-rated exclusive entertainment, winners and finalists photographs and certificates of commendation for all finalists and winners press. Nominations are only open to Owner-Operators and EPCs.

For updates on entry deadlines and the submission process, stay updated here:

FAQs for entrants/nominators:

Who are the awards for?
The majority of awards are only open to Owners/Operators (Dow, Chevron, Shell, BASF etc.) with the exception of EPC of the Year, Project of Year (Large), Project of the Year (Medium to Small) these categories can only be entered by EPCs

Please note that anyone (supplier, contractor. Solution provider etc) can nominate on behalf of an Owner/Operator or EPC for one of our awards.

What are the criteria for each award?
There is a full overview of each of the categories including a summary of the purpose of the award in addition to the criteria here

What is Required for a Nomination?
An entry needs to be submitted for each category entered. There is no limit on the number of categories that can be entered.


Each submission requires a 50-word summary, a 500-word overview and a 200-word impact assessment.

You may also include supporting documents to your entry.
Contact info@petchem-update.com directly for more information.

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