ADNOC recognises oil and gas HSE champions
HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state, and group CEO, ADNOC, stresses commitment to the safety of people, communities and the environment at ADNOC Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Awards.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the winners of its annual health, safety and environment awards, which celebrate outstanding individuals and teams who make the Abu Dhabi oil and gas industry one of the safest in the world.
Speaking at the ADNOC Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Awards, HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state, and group CEO, ADNOC, congratulated the winners who, he said, demonstrate the highest commitment to enhancing HSE standards and ensuring the full safety and integrity ADNOC’s operations.
Emphasising ADNOC’s unwavering commitment to the safety of its people, communities and the environment, HE Dr Al Jaber said: “Our commitment to the highest standards of HSE, which are recognised against international benchmarks, reinforces our focus on people, performance, profitability and efficiency, and underpins our 2030 smart growth strategy.”
“They are the foundation of our positive transformation into a resilient, commercially-focused and performance-driven company that will ensure ADNOC continues to compete, thrive and lead in this new energy era,” added HE Dr Al Jaber.
In its 20th year, the annual awards have been renamed the ADNOC Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Excellence Awards. These awards recognise and showcase excellence and innovation, across operating companies, which help ensure the safety, well-being and integrity of ADNOC’s work force, its communities, the environment and its assets.
This year’s awards, which build on ADNOC’s leadership in implementing a high performance HSE culture, with distinctive capabilities and best-in-class standards and systems, attracted 193 entries, across six categories – HSE Champion; Occupational Health; Safety; Environment and Sustainability; Energy; and Contractor Partnerships.
All the entries went through the most rigorous selection process in the history of the awards, involving assessments and analysis by both internal and external HSE experts, to emphasise the fundamental importance the company gives to safety in the workplace and communities, integrity of assets and protection of the environment. As a result, awards were made in three categories – HSE Champion, Energy and Environment and Sustainability.
ADCO Drilling Engineer, Muna Mohamed Al Suwaidi was named ADNOC HSE Champion for promoting the highest drilling safety in challenging environments and best practice stakeholder engagement. She is the first female winner of the ADNOC HSE Champion Award, and her initiative is now being used as best practice in drilling operations throughout the ADNOC Group.
The Energy category was won by GASCO’s ‘Save Energy Today for a Better Tomorrow’ initiative, aimed at minimising GASCO’s energy consumption and the Environment and Sustainability award was won by ADMA’s Go Green gas well testing project, which eliminates the need to flare gas when testing and verifying new gas wells.