ADNOC announces winners of its annual health, safety and environment awards

ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, last night announced the winners of its annual health, safety and environment awards, that celebrate outstanding individuals and teams who make the Abu Dhabi oil and gas industry one of the safest in the world.

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of 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, Dr. Al Jaber said, “Our commitment to the highest standards of HSE, that are recognised against international benchmarks, reinforces our focus on People, Performance, Profitability and Efficiency and underpins of 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.”

In their 20th year, the annual awards have been renamed the ADNOC Health, Safety and Environment, HSE, Excellence Awards. They recognise and showcase excellence and innovation, across operating companies, that helps 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 emphasize 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 minimizing 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.

Dr. Al Jaber said: “100% HSE is our unwavering commitment to keep our people, our communities and the environment safe from harm. With 100% HSE embedded in our DNA we will continue to succeed and cement our place among the leading oil and gas companies in the world.

“HSE forms the foundation to ensure value creation, improved performance and enhanced profitability. This is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do and makes perfect business sense.”

During the ceremony Dr. Al Jaber and ADNOC’s Directors signalled their, and the organisation’s, support for the 100% HSE approach by signing a pledge, committing the company to protecting its people, communities, the environment and its assets, everywhere ADNOC operates, and to implementing the necessary actions required for risk reduction and accident prevention.

Source: Emirates News Agency