The Petroleum Club Christmas Party 2014
The Petroleum Club Christmas Party that took place at the Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest on December 10th, 2014, gathered the top representatives from the oil & gas industry in Romania, honouring a tradition dating back to 2002. The theme of the party was “Mexican”.
by Costin Neagu
In his introductory speech, Andrew Costin, the Petroleum Club President, mentioned the most significant achievements of the Petroleum Cub in 2014, and thanked the members and partners for their active support that helped the Association better represent the oil & gas industry. He also nominated the 15 new members that joined the Club in 2014: Marsh Broker de asigurare – reasigurare, Saltel Industries, Geoinform, RINA SIMTEX, Quest Advisors, Kraftanlagen Romania, Modpack System, TUBEX, HOTWELL, Halliburton, TIAB, Inter-Permit Group, Maloney Metalcraft, Hasel Invent, Well Completion. The contribution of the sponsors of the Christmas Party (Expert Petroleum, Prospectiuni, Siemens, HABAU PPS Pipeline Systems, LEROY & Asociatii, KPMG, Weatherford, ENERIA, Air France – KLM, VIXO) was also acknowledged.
Following an initiative started in 2008, Andrew Costin, the Petroleum Club President, and Costin Neagu, the Executive Director, handed out the annual awards to the 2014 worthy winners. The “Oilman of the Year 2014” was awarded to Gehrig Schultz, the Prospectiuni CEO and Chairman of the Board, for his outstanding contribution to the development of Prospectiuni, and his active involvement in the educational projects of the energy sector in Romania. The Petroleum Club also acknowledged his considerable and constant support of the oil & gas industry in this country, and his leadership among his industry peers.
Alexandru Vidu, Sales and Marketing Manager Eastern Europe WEATHERFORD collected the “Company of the Year 2014” award on behalf of his company, while KLM, represented by Alexandra Sinn, Corporate Account Manager Air France & KLM Romania, won the “Special Award 2014: KLM - 95 Years - The Oldest Airline still Operating under its Original Name”.
The special partnership with Air France KLM continued in 2014, the popular Christmas raffle comprising Flying Blue cards, laptop bags and business trolleys, and the great prize, one round trip ticket Bucharest – Paris – Mexico City.