Line up confirmed for Middle East Health, Safety and Environment forum

Key speakers have been announced for the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) forum being hosted by the Energy Institute (EI) and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) in Dubai on May 16-18 May 2017.

Speakers will include Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director-Retail Management at ENOC and Abdulla Al Marzooqi, Senior Vice President – HSE & RM at ADNOC.

The announcement was made with one week left for registration.

Bringing together research, academia, industry and regulators, the conference will discuss HSE challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in the region. It aims to deliver essential learning and sharing of international best practice to help improve the health, safety and environmental performance of organisations, foster a healthy and accident-free work culture, and ensure a sustainable environment.

ENOC Group Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi said:

“Health, safety and environmental stewardship is non-negotiable for the energy industry. It is a critical component for this sector which underpins the development of the nation and fuels the growth of its economy. An uninterrupted energy supply is essential even as the region continuous to be a magnet for both skilled and unskilled workers.

“EHS is a part of our DNA at ENOC. We have strong measures in place for operational excellence and the adoption of best safety practices. Over the years, our facilities have upheld the highest standards of safety and health contributing greatly to our success, both in the UAE and internationally. We welcome the HSE Forum as it raises the bar on EHS standards in the region’s energy sector,” added Al Falasi.

EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI, who will chair the event, said:“The EI has a 75 year track record providing the best practice guidance to the industry that helps protect its people, assets and the environment. The HSE Forum this month in Dubai is the key opportunity of 2017 to learn about the most up-to-date guidance, hear from those at the forefront of developing it and engage with peers across the HSE community.”

The forum will include a two-day technical conference, 16-17 May 2017, followed by technical workshops on 18 May. The workshops will examine selected topics in detail while referencing relevant EI technical publications that already capture knowledge, good practice and lessons learned.

Topics to be discussed over the three days include:

  • The outlook for the energy sector in the GCC
  • The impact of the Paris Agreement on climate change on the oil and gas industry
  • Managing health hazards and reducing their impact on workers’ wellbeing
  • Demonstrating best practices in assessing and mitigating hazards, particularly around potential major accidents and environmental impacts
  • HSE leadership
  • Unlocking future talent and inspiring people