HE Dr. Al-Sada Honours Winners of the HSE Excellence Awards 2013
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP), recognized a total of ten winners of the Qatar Oil & Gas Industry HSE Excellence Awards 2013 during the awarding ceremony held earlier today at the Grand Hyatt Doha.
Initiated under the guidance of HE Dr. Al-Sada, the HSE Excellence Awards primarily aims to recognize outstanding health, safety and environment (HSE) programs being implemented in Qatar’s oil & gas industry and to promote continual improvement as well as the sharing of best practices in the field of HSE.
In a keynote speech at the awards ceremony, HE Dr. Al-Sada, hailed the long legacy of achievements by Qatar’s oil and gas industry.
Drawing attention to 75 years since oil was discovered in Qatar, H.E. Dr. Al-Sada said: “Looking at this long and hard journey, we take special pride in our record in health and safety, as well as in protecting the environment, which are valuable attributes and core constituents of our business. They are also fundamental components and cornerstones of Qatar’s Vision and National Development Strategy, the foundations of which were laid and guided by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar.” HE Dr. Al-Sada commended the oil and gas industry for their strong commitment, engagement and resilience saying “it is very gratifying to see the size and scope of the efforts exerted by our industry over many years in every HSE aspect.” HE the Energy Minister congratulated all participants in the award program saying he was encouraged by their efforts to translate objectives into tangible results and by their unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation by never letting success stand in the way of raising the bar higher.
“Let us all use this opportunity to promote and develop a deep-rooted safety culture and a safe working environment for all to ensure the highest level of environmental protection and to adopt the necessary preventive measures to ensure public health,” H.E. Dr. Al-Sada concluded.
HE Dr. Al-Sada presented each of the winners with a trophy and a Certificate of HSE Excellence and he personally congratulated them on their achievements. He encouraged those who did not win an award this year to continue the hard work on improving their HSE initiatives and he also called on all the participants to learn from each other through the sharing of best practices.
Launched in 2010, the Qatar Oil & Gas Industry HSE Excellence Awards is being administered by QP’s Corporate HSE Department. Under the program, oil & gas companies operating in the country are invited to submit their ongoing HSE programs and initiatives for consideration.
An independent team of judges then evaluates all the submissions against a pre-established set of criteria. After establishing a short list, a second round of judging subsequently takes place in the form of an audiovisual presentation.
As unanimously selected by the panel of judges, the winners of the HSE Excellence Awards 2013 under the QP Joint Ventures Category are the following: Oryx GTL Limited (Gold Award) for its “Road to Zero Harm” initiative; Qatar Shell (Silver Award) for its “Behavioural Safety Improves Performance at Pearl GTL” program; and Qatalum (Bronze Award) for its “Sustainable Management of Process By-Products” initiative.
For the QP Contractors Category, the winners are JGC Corporation (Gold Award) for its ” Barzan Onshore SHE&S Excellence and Innovation” program, Consolidated Contractors Company (Silver Award) for its “Behavioural Observation & Intervention” program; and Schlumberger (Bronze Award) for its submission on “Mechanical Lifting Safety.” In the QP Business Units Category, the Industrial Cities Directorate received the Gold Award for its “Driving Safety Performance to the Edge” program; Offshore Operations won the Silver Award for its initiative on the “1st Step on Process Safety Management Path – Ensure Safe Production;” and Dukhan Operations bagged the Bronze Award for its work on “Risk Assessment Suite – An Innovative and Proactive Approach for Dukhan Wells Integrity Assurance.” ExxonMobil Research Qatar received the HSE Excellence Innovation Award for its submission on “InteliRed System – Autonomous Detection of Hydrocarbon Gas Releases”.
Source : Qatar News Agency