Shell receives HSE excellence award from Qatar's minister of energy
May 06, 2014
The Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of QatarEnergy (QE) H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada awarded Wael Sawan, Chairman of Qatar Shell Companies, the Silver Award for HSE Excellence at yesterday’s annual Qatar Oil & Gas Industry HSE Excellence Awards.
The Excellence Awards, first launched in 2010, aim to recognise outstanding health, safety and environment (HSE) programmes being implemented in Qatar’s oil and gas industry in order to promote continual improvement as well as the sharing of best practices in the field of HSE. Qatar Shell won the award this year for its development of a ‘Goal Zero Area Teams’ programme at Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant and the flagship partnership between Shell and QatarEnergy (QE).
The ‘Goal Zero Area Teams’ were introduced as a new way of engaging front line staff, supervisors, and managers on their roles in personal and process safety within Qatar Shell. The term ‘Goal Zero’ reflects Shell and QE’s objective of zero harm to people and zero leaks on the plant.
“We are extremely proud to receive this award from His Excellency Minister Al-Sada, and would like to thank him and QE for giving us the opportunity to share our HSE best practices,” said Mr. Sawan. “Everyone in the industry knows that sustaining the commitment to both personal and process safety, of staff at all levels of the organisation, is the main challenge. Shell and QE have been delighted by the safety results arising from this fresh approach, and this recognition by our peers will further encourage our constant safety journey and constant vigilance.”
The Qatar Oil & Gas Industry HSE Excellence Awards are administered by QE’s Corporate HSE Department. Under the programme, oil and gas companies operating in the country are invited to submit their ongoing HSE programmes and initiatives for consideration. An independent team of judges then evaluates all the submissions against a pre-established set of criteria. After establishing a short list, a second round of judging subsequently takes place in the form of an audiovisual presentation.
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