Posted on September 23, 2014

Qatargas is supporting and participating in the seventh SPE Middle East Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development Conference & Exhibition being held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha from 22–24 September. 

Organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in the Middle East, the event is the first of its kind to include sustainable development as one of the core discussion topics.  The conference will address a wide range of topics including social responsibility, sustainable development, risk management, environmental issues, health hazard management, behavior-based safety, land transportation safety, workforce welfare, and security issues.  A large number of international oil and gas professionals, primarily from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe are attending.

Jassim Abdulla Al-Mohannadi, Qatargas Chief Planning and Risk Officer, delivered a speech at the Executive Plenary Session titled “Protecting People, Environment, Asset, and Reputation—Are We Prepared?”.  Mr. Al-Mohannadi explained the numerous steps taken by Qatargas to improve environmental safety and performance and the systems and plans in place to mitigate the Company’s risk management challenges.  His speech highlighted the progress Qatargas has made in improving risk management processes throughout the organization.  He also stressed the challenges that still remain in identifying risks at the operational level and how these could be addressed through the simultaneous focus on people, encouraging risk-aware behavior, improved processes, and on the application of technology to support and facilitate this.

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Qatargas is also presenting three papers at the conference.  Bashir Mirza, Project Manager, Jetty Boil-off Gas Project, will present a paper titled “Industry Leading Safety Performance While Building One of the World's Largest Environmental Projects”.  The paper describes how the Qatargas Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery Project achieved over 22 million man-hours spread over three years, without a single lost time accident. Khalifa Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Environmental Affairs Division Manager and Farhan Khan, Senior Environmental Analyst are presenting a paper on the Qatargas Pulse Chlorination System - that has been successfully implemented in Qatargas’ cooling seawater system.  The paper describes how the Pulse Chlorination System helps Qatargas to minimize environmental impact on marine life and meet statutory regulations.

Tawfeeq Hamad, Head of Safety - Shutdowns and Projects will present  a paper titled “The Case for a Case”.  The presentation details how Qatargas developed SHE cases for its assets.  A SHE case is a living document detailing the hazards associated with the facility and the control measures in place to manage these hazards.