Award Winner – Best Peer Review Paper

15 May 2020

This year APPEA is pleased to announce the winner of the ‘Alan Prince Award for Best Peer Reviewed Paper’ for inclusion in the 2020 APPEA Journal:

Congratulations to Peter Crafts and Mark Williams from Genesis for their paper,

 ‘Mercury partitioning in oil and gas production systems – design optimisation and risk mitigation through advanced simulation’




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Author Biographies







Peter Crafts

Peter Crafts graduated with 1st class honours, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, from University of Teesside UK, in 1992. Peter is the Advanced Simulations Team Manager for Genesis in Aberdeen and is responsible for Genesis Global Mercury Consultancy Services and Mercury R&D Programmes, he is also active in novel research, into mercury reactivity and phase equilibrium behaviour, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen.  Peter’s experience as a Chemical Engineer and Technical Safety Engineer spans the Oil and Gas, Agrochemicals, and Pharmaceuticals industries.  He has an established track record of delivering Concept Selection, Process Development, FEED, Detailed Design, Commissioning, and R&D for onshore and offshore projects.

Mark Williams

Mark Williams graduated with honours in both a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Melbourne, his home city.  With 16 years technical and management experience in the Oil and Gas industry in Australia and UK, he currently holds the role of Global Systems Manager with Genesis having previously been Australian Process and Facilities Manager.

Mark was the industry supervisor for a study in the sensitivities of inlet process conditions to Mercury partitioning in offshore facilities and is a focal point for Mercury studies in Australia having been involved in multiple Mercury processing studies and development initiatives. Mark also held the position of Chair of the Oil and Gas Group for Engineers Australia in WA in 2017/18 and is an active member of the governing professional engineering body.




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