Myriad Global Media scoops top WorldFest awards
Two short films produced by Myriad Global Media for Maersk Oil and Qatar Petroleum (QP) have received international recognition, scooping top awards at this year's WorldFest in Houston and World Media Festival in Hamburg.
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, now in its 44th year, is the oldest independent film and video festival in the world, while the World Media Festival is an international competition for audiovisual communications media, founded in 2000.
Amongst Myriad Global Media's six prize-winning entries at the festival, two films looked at Al Shaheen, Qatar’s largest offshore oil field. Created for Maersk Oil and Qatar Petroleum, both provide an engaging insight into the execution of this world-class project, and the technical capability and environmental management behind the field’s development.
Myriad Global Media was one of only a handful of UK media production companies to gain international recognition at WorldFest.
Their first award-winning corporate film, 'Setting a New Standard', highlights Qatar’s role in sustainable development and reducing emissions. Produced for last year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate (UNFCC) in Cancun, Mexico, the film reveals how Maersk Oil and QP have worked together to reduce gas flaring from the oil field to a bare minimum, representing a rare achievement in the oil industry. With a stringent approach to environmental management, their gas-gathering system has been recognised as the world’s largest Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project by the UNFCC.
‘Setting a New Standard’ won the Public Relations: Technology category at the World Media Festival, and picked up a Gold award in the 'Energy and Nuclear Issues' category at WorldFest.
The film features H E Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister, Head of Emiri Diwan and former Minister of Energy and Industry; and Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Director of Oil and Gas Ventures QP. The QP official said, “We’re extremely proud to be receiving international recognition for this film, which shows our commitment and ability to combat climate change while supporting economic development in Qatar.”
Myriad Global Media's second award-winning film produced for Maersk and QP, ‘The Challenge of Al Shaheen’, reveals how a field that was once widely regarded as highly challenging and commercially unattractive was transformed into Qatar’s largest offshore oil producer - contributing a third of the country’s entire oil production. The film emerged as the top platinum award winner in WorldFest's 'Energy and Nuclear Issues' category.
Myriad Global Media’s managing director James Thompson said: “We're delighted that two films we produced for Maersk Oil and QP have gained international recognition, and have proved highly effective in showcasing their achievements with Al Shaheen – both in terms of developing the field into a commercial success, and their innovative environmental management approach.”
Myriad Global Media also picked up a further four top awards at WorldFest for additional films created for other clients in the oil industry.