2017 Corporate Responsibility Champions Award

The Corporate Responsibility Council Champions Awards recognizes organizations that demonstrate outstanding leadership through the 7 Pillars of Corporate Responsibility. Champions Awards can also recognize individuals who have made a unique, broad impact in Corporate Responsibility and philanthropic efforts.

The 2017 Corporate Responsibility Council Champions Awards were presented at the 2017 CCR Summit on Thursday, May 18, 2017.


This year’s winners were

Miriam Winsten is the Social Responsibility Director for Schlumberger.

Miriam is responsible for Schlumberger’s sustainability filings, annual report and oversees social responsibility globally. She previously was responsible for introducing the latest Schlumberger technologies to the oil and gas industry marketplace and developed the Schlumberger intern program with the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business’ Sales Excellence Institution. She also recently managed a team to develop an interactive exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum called “Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery”, that highlights the evolving processes and technology used to explore and produce oil and gas in the offshore environment.

Before her current role, Miriam held various management positions. She served as the Global Accounts Manager for Schlumberger and recently served as the Data & Consulting Services North Gulf Coast Operations Manager where she supervised a diverse team of Schlumberger experts in geological, geophysical and engineering consulting, as well as data services, geomechanics, borehole seismic, and engineering solutions. Miriam joined Schlumberger in 2001 and has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including developing deep water and unconventional plays.

Prior to Schlumberger, Miriam taught Geology and Chemistry at the University of Findlay, as part of their Hazardous Materials Management Program. She began her career with Marathon Oil in 1982, where she was responsible for prospect generation, evaluation and exploitation, as well as field studies for onshore and offshore shelf and deep-water areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Miriam holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Binghamton, and a M.S. in Geology from Bowling Green State University. Miriam is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas and currently serves on the AAPG House of Delegates, PESA Engagement Committee, ieducate Advisory Board, and Greater Houston Partnership Energy Committee.


Krish “Ravi” Ravishankar is the Director, Social Responsibility & HES–Latin America and Business Development for HES & SR, OOG/Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OPC)