RasGas Company Limited celebrated the remarkable safety achievement of its Drilling Shorebase operations, which has now clocked up 14 years without a lost time incident (LTI), and 10 years without a recordable incident.
Speaking at a special ceremony to mark the occasion in Ras Laffan, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas Managing Director, said: “This is a truly amazing achievement by our Drilling Shorebase operations, which has not recorded a lost time incident since operations began in 1997. The shorebase operations has also gone 10 years without a single recordable incident. This impressive record shows the strength and depth of the team’s commitment to achieving a safe working environment. On behalf of RasGas I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who contributed to this outstanding safety record.”
Ron Gilliland, RasGas Subsurface Group Manager, also attended the company celebration. Mr Gilliland said: “Safety is a top priority at RasGas. We expect all our employees and contractors to make safety a primary focus in their daily work activities. At RasGas we believe that a jobs not well done unless its done safely.”
RasGas core commitment to safe working practices, efficiency and reliability have helped to make Qatar the worlds largest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a clean-burning and efficient fuel which is very much in global demand.
In December 2010 Qatar marked the achievement of 77 million tonnes per annum (Mta) production capacity of LNG with a high-profile celebration event in Ras Laffan in the presence of His Highness the Emir of Qatar. It was hosted by His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, the Deputy Premier, and Minister of Energy and Industry at the time and Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, and attended by 1200 VIP guests from around the world, including the 23 worldwide countries to which Qatar currently exports LNG.
The historic 77 Mta milestone is a testament to the commitment to safe working practices developed by Qatar and RasGas, and reinforces the regions reputation as a secure, reliable and safe supplier of LNG.
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