(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar Petroleum (QP) has received an 'Excellence in Environmental Projects and Products' award at the 7th Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition, the company said in a media statement Saturday. QP's participation in Offshore Arabia 2012 was under the directives of HE the Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of QP, Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada.
The QP delegation to the event was led by Manager of the Corporate Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department Saad Ali Mohammed Saad Al Kubaisi.
The conference was held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 27 to 29 and the award was presented at a ceremony held at the Burj Khalifa.
Offshore Arabia 2012 was held under the patronage of HH the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The theme of the event was 'Offshore Oil Spill Prevention and Response through New Technology and International Cooperation,' and this enabled QP to showcase its full range of oil spill prevention and emergency response activities.
At the opening of the exhibition on February 27, the delegation comprising senior QP officials welcomed to the QP stand HE the Minister of Environment and Water of the UAE Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad.
QP was among the 40 companies that exhibited at Offshore Arabia 2012. Hundreds of industry professionals visited the QP pavilion over the course of the three-day event.
In line with the theme of the event, the QP pavilion prominently featured the activities of the corporation's Oil Spill and Emergency Response Department. All visitors to the stand were able to get information on QP's Oil Spill Management System, which is made up of three major components: protection, detection, and rectification.
One of the major highlights of Offshore Arabia 2012 was the signing of a three-year contract between QP and Finland's Lamor Corporation for the supply of the latest tools and equipment as well as expertise and training related to emergency preparedness.
The agreement was signed Manager for Oil Spill and Emergency Response of QP Ali Rajab Malkan Ashkanani and a member of the Offshore Arabia Organizing Committee.