Seventh Middle East HSE Conference Introduces Sustainable Development Published August 28, 2014
The seventh SPE Middle East Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainable Development Conference and Exhibition will be held 22–24 September in Doha, Qatar. In addition to an executive plenary session, the conference will feature seven panel sessions and 20 technical session.
Across the corporate world there is a growing focus on good governance and HSE performance as a source of both risk and competitive advantage. The conference will demonstrate how integrating environmental innovation and engineering services along with safety and risk management will underpin safe operations, environmental sustainability, and ultimate success of oil and gas companies. The conference will be the first of its kind to include sustainable development as one of the core discussion topics.
The opening ceremony on 22 September will include remarks by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, minister of energy and industry of Qatar; Saif Al Naimi, conference chairman and director for HSE regulations and enforcement for Qatar Petroleum; Barton Cahir, president and general manager in Qatar for ExxonMobil; and Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE president.
The theme of the executive plenary session, set to begin at 1100 hours on 22 September, is “Protecting People, Environment, Asset, and Reputation—Are We Prepared?” At the session, industry leaders will address the challenges of optimizing business performance, reducing risk, and protecting people and the environment.
The moderator will be Saif Al Naimi, director of HSE regulations for Qatar Petroleum, the conference’s host organization. The panelists will be Jim Zimmerman, vice president for ExxonMobil Research Qatar; Jassim Abdulla Jassim Al-Mohannadi, onshore operation manager for Qatargas; Steve Norton, general manager of health, safety, environment, and social performance for Qatar Shell; and Tom Knode, director of HSE standards and performance for Halliburton.
This plenary session will address the following questions:
- How can we demonstrate a better management and mitigation of safety and environmental risks?
- How can we perform more effectively and develop and implement a more efficient organization to improve environmental and safety performance?
- How can we optimize operational efficiency across our portfolio in order to increase output from limited resource and protect our assets?
The seven panel sessions will address the topics of HSE Management (Disaster Management/Crisis Management); Business Case for Managing Health; Climate Change; Establishing Organizational Belief in HSE; Sustainability Reporting Within the Middle East; Best Practices in Water Management; and Process Safety Approach in the Middle East (Including Safety Cases and Asset Integrity).
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