Posted on November 21, 2012

ORYX GTL has affirmed its reputation as one of the world's safest and most productive energy companies by outperforming teams from around the world to win two prestigious Sasol awards.

ORYX GTL has been honored as the Sasol Badger Safety Team of the Year and Sasol Badger Production Team of the Year. Six Sasol Badger Team awards are awarded annually to Sasol teams, subsidiaries and Joint Ventures from around the world, competing for honors in the categories of best Project, Services, Innovation, Operations, Customer Services, and Safety Performance teams of the Year.

ORYX GTL’s path to becoming Safety Team of the Year began when Chief Executive Officer Abdulrahman Al-Suwaidi initiated the company’s ‘Road To Zero Harm’ campaign in 2010. 

With a focused and dedicated effort from every employee, in August 2012 ORYX GTL became only the second Qatari company in history to achieve a Zero Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR). Two weeks later, ORYX GTL reached another safety milestone of 10,000,000 man-hours without any recordable incidents or lost work days. 

ORYX GTL CEO Abdulrahman M Al-Suwaidi said: “The Sasol Badger Awards recognize ORYX GTL’s unrivalled production performance and safety standards. Our two awards shine a light on successful projects, and the people working hard on them, to demonstrate and encourage continuous performance improvement.” 

“For years, the entire ORYX GTL family has worked very hard with our eyes on a set target: no injuries to our people, which contributed to a TRIR of 0.0, an exceptional achievement that few companies in the oil and gas industry worldwide have accomplished.”

“Because of the critical importance ORYX GTL attributes to safety issues, it is much more than merely a corporate priority – rather, it is now embedded in the psyche of our people, incorporated into their day-to-day working life.”

The ORYX GTL Operations Team beat Sasol employees and teams around the world to win the Sasol Production Team of the Year Award, the result of a sustained period of operational excellence which saw production volumes increase by 12% and production availability reach high throughout the hot summer months.

“It takes an exceptional team of people to win a Sasol Badger Award,” said Sasol Qatar Country President, Marjo Louw. “Winning two awards acknowledges ORYX GTL’s world class performance and serves as a tribute to the uncompromising commitment to excellence and safety our teams have consistently delivered over the years.”

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