(MENAFN - The Peninsula) H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry, and the Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP), yesterday honoured winners of the Qatar Oil and Gas Industry HSE Excellence Awards 2013 during the awarding ceremony.
Initiated under the guidance of Dr Al Sada, the HSE Excellence Awards primarily aims to recognise outstanding health, safety and environment (HSE) programmes being implemented in Qatar's oil and gas industry and to improve as well as share the best practices in the field of HSE.
In a keynote speech at the awards ceremony, 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, 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."
As unanimously selected by the panel of judges, the winners of the HSE Excellence Awards 2013 under the QP Joint Ventures Categoy included: Oryx GTL Ltd (Gold Award) for its Road to Zero Harm initiative; Qatar Shell (Silver Award) for its Behavioural Safety Improves Performance at Pearl GTL programme; 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, Consolidated Contractors Company (Silver Award) for its Behavioural Observation & Intervention; 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 Driving Safety Performance to the Edge; Offshore Operations won the Silver Award for 1st Step on Process Safety Management Path Ensure Safe Production; and Dukhan Operations bagged the Bronze Award for Risk Assessment Suite An Innovative and Proactive Approach for Dukhan Wells Integrity Assurance.
ExxonMobil Research Qatar received the Innovation Award for InteliRed„ System Autonomous Detection of Hydrocarbon Gas Releases.