OQ showcases its prowess in health, safety and environmental sustainability

Roundup Monday 23/May/2022 19:50 PM
By: Times News Service
OQ showcases its prowess in health, safety and environmental sustainability

Muscat: OQ recently participated in the 8th edition of the Global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Conference & Exhibition 2022, that took place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16th to 19th May. Held under the auspices of His Excellency Eng. Saeed Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali, Minister of transport, Communications and IT, the four-day event continued its tradition of creating a sustainable platform for the industry to discuss and debate on various challenges faced by the industry while exploring new landscapes within energy transition. The Conference opened under the theme of HSE Excellence – Leadership, Sustainability and Technology as the core components.

Showcasing its HSE prowess over the years, OQ featured persons from management as keynote speakers on the topics of Health and Wellbeing, diversification in Upstream operations along with carbon footprint reduction, GHG estimation and climate change impact. Officials also participated in panel discussions, while showcasing HSE achievements at the OQ booth.

His Excellency Eng. Saeed Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali, was briefed about the efforts exerted by OQ Group in the fields of Health, Safety and Environment as well as current practices in sustainable growth across OQ locations and operations. H.E. was informed about the procedures and requirements adopted by the Group regarding health, safety and the environment and the extent to which they are maintained by OQ in all its operations and facilities in accordance with local and international policies and frameworks. He was also introduced to the achievements made by the group in maintaining said standards.    

Leading an HSE culture change, OQ has created a long-term strategy for a foundational change in every process. The very foundation on which energy is imagined is challenged for the better through development of green energy such as renewables, biofuels, CCUS, amongst others. Under the Leadership pillar, OQ has transformed work culture by promoting the Safety Leadership Program (Downstream) that empowers individuals to stop work when and if required. Another critical initiative is the Leadership Accountability programme that covers various segments such as the OPAL Road Safety Forum, Camp Standards Program, Fitness to Work amongst others while also adapting industry best practices for a safer working environment.