UAE Energy Minister to Open OSCC 2013

MarineLink.com
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy for the United Arad Emirates will open the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference – OSCC 2013 – which takes place in the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi on November 19, 2013.


 
This year’s event will be the fourth annual gathering of oil and gas operators, contractors and the supply chain together with training organisations to examine how to improve standards of safety and competency that protect the workforce and the industry’s reputation.


 
The Energy Minister will join keynote speakers Leo Koot, managing director of TAQA Bratani and Richard Cregan, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management who will outline the parallels between improving safety in the automotive sector and the oil and gas industry. The event will be chaired by Gordon Ballard, chairman of OPITO and Schlumberger UK Limited.
 


In accepting the invitation to open the event, Mr Al Mazrouei said: “The safety of people working in the energy industry is of paramount importance to us and we are ready to do all we can to promote dialogue on this important issue.”


 
OSCC 2013 will explore how a global approach to training standards, frameworks, qualifications and quality assurance of the training supply network add value for employers and what this means for individuals in the workplace.


 
OPITO, as leaders in the safety revolution and proponents of change, will outline how its products are building a safer and more competent workforce, from the North Sea to Oman, Iraq, Malaysia and beyond.


 
David Doig from OPITO will also give a keynote address on Leading the Charge for Change. The group chief executive of the training standards’ organisation will outline how the body is driving the industry quest for common global standards and highlight how its products are adding real value to companies and increasing employee safety performance across the globe.


 
Mr Doig said: “The focus of this year’s conference is firmly on competence and will provide the audience with a detailed insight into how to build an effective competence and safety management system that is flexible in nature so it works for the business, the environment and, most importantly, helps people go to work and come home safely.


 
“The conference is therefore a “must attend’ event for those looking to be involved at the forefront of safety improvements in the oil and gas industry worldwide.”


 
Michael James Walker, Facility HSES Manager, Jebel Ali Fabrication McDermott Middle East, Inc. and Paul Groves, Managing Director, Petrofac Training Services will also present at the event along with a group of oil and gas industry experts participating in an interactive panel session. They include Khairul Azman B Yasmin, of Petronas, Norrie McVicar, from the International Transport Workers Federation and Azat Iskhakov and Vladimir Spiridonov from Lukoil.


 
Shell is the headline sponsor of the event which is also supported by IHRDC, SEFtec, Atlas and Gulf Technical & Safety Training Center.
 


Upwards of 300 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the event.

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13 years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top,

Messer's CEO Norville Announces Retirement

Bill Heller to assume the position as Messer Cuttings Systems’ President and CEO Gary Norville started at Messer Cuttings Systems Inc. in September 1980 selling and installing cutting machines.

Rohr Dredge Continues European Expansion

Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc. announced that it acquired Eurl Rohr France, including its current backlog, inventory and all associated intellectual property (IPR), on July 23, 2014.

Energy

Iraq's Kurds Have Right to Sell Oil While Squeezed by Baghdad

Iraq's Kurdish region has the right to keep selling oil as long as the Baghdad government keeps cutting its budget, the head of the Kurdish parliament's energy committee said on Tuesday,

Petroecuador Tenders to Buy 3.84m bbls of Naphtha

State-run oil company Petroecuador has launched tenders to buy a total volume of 3.84 million barrels of naphtha for delivery in the coming month at Esmeraldas,

Company Fined for Oil Spill Near Anacortes

Ecology issues $112,500 penalty for sunken vessel.   American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel,

News

General Dynamics gets $25 mi GPS Contract from Lockheed Martin

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.

2 Post Panamax Cranes for Port Freeport Arrive

Port Freeport announced the arrival of their two Post Panamax Cranes. “The Gantry cranes departed from Shanghai, China on May 7th and arrived at Port Freeport on July 19th,

Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend

Maritime Safety

Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13 years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top,

Charter Boat Crew Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews worked throughout the night to find a missing charter boat with four people aboard as far as 70 miles off Galveston. A

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation

To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states, classification societies and naval architects to ensure regulations are workable, as said by experts.

Middle East

USNS Ship Rescues Nine in Gulf of Oman

'USNS Richard E. Byrd' (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued 9 crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel 'Asaed' that had lost power,

Iraqi Kurdish Oil Nears US Port Despite Concern in Washington

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just one day away from arriving at a U.S. port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's

Abu Dhabi Ports Shift Far More Breakbulk Cargo

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ABPC) says that general cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial Ports has increased by 37% this year. ADPC’s commercial ports (Musaffah,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2275 sec (4 req/sec)