ENOC Group and Energy Institute (EI) have signed an agreement to host the second international technical forum on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) – a gathering of researchers, academia, industry and regulators – to take place in Dubai, between during 2-4 October this year.
The signing of agreement took place during the International Petroleum (IP) week 2018 held during 20-22 February 2018 in London, UK.
The agreement was signed by Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO, ENOC Group, and Louise Kingham, CEO, Energy Institute, in the presence of Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, minister of energy and industry, UAE, and president of the OPEC conference 2018, and Dr Waddah S Ghanem, executive director, EHSSQ and Corporate Affairs, ENOC, and chairman of the EI Middle East Chapter (EI-ME).
Discussing the HSE challenges and opportunities within the energy sector in the region, the conference aims to deliver essential learning and sharing of international best practices to help improve the safety performance of organisations, foster a healthy and accident-free work culture, and ensure a sustainable environment.
Al Falasi said: “As an integrated oil and gas company, health, safety and environment is one of the key pillars of our organisational culture. We are honoured to host the second HSE Forum with Energy Institute as we believe this event is fundamental in creating a safe and reliable future for the energy industry.”
Kingham commented: “The Middle East is a vital global energy hub and the EI is committed to strengthening its support of knowledge, skills and good practice in the region. I am delighted that the HSE Forum 2018 will have a clear focus on energy efficiency, which is a vital and often neglected aspect of the energy system. The forum will provide an opportunity for industry, academia and policy makers to share knowledge on delivering sustainable and safe working practices. With this in mind, it is heartening to see Dubai taking such a clear and decisive approach to incorporating energy efficiency into their strategic vision.”