A team from ExxonMobil Qatar visited Laffan Refinery 1 to recognise the facility’s outstanding safety performance.
The refinery, which began production in 2009, has not had a recordable injury for the past seven years – a significant milestone for the company and clear indication of its commitment to safety.
Nick Pearce, vice president and Joint Venture asset manager, who headed the ExxonMobil Qatar team, and Mohamed al-Shareef, Joint Interest asset manager, presented a plaque to Fahad al-Khater, chief operations officer (COO) – Offshore, Terminals & Refining, Abdulla Idris, RLTO & Refining manager and Meshal al-Saoud, Refining Asset manager, acknowledging the accomplishment.
Commenting on the presentation, al-Shareef said, “I am excited to join my colleagues today to recognise Laffan Refinery 1 for its outstanding safety performance with the significant milestone of over seven years without a recordable injury. This is a world class achievement and a testament to Qatargas’ unwavering commitment to safety.
“ExxonMobil is proud of its long-standing partnership with Qatargas and the strong safety achievements and operational excellence the company has achieved – we wish them continued success in the years to come.”
Al-Saoud said, “At Qatargas, we always place the safety of our employees and assets at the top of our priorities. I am delighted at this recognition from ExxonMobil for this truly world class achievement that all of us at Qatargas are proud of.
“What made this the best-in-class safety performance possible is the dedication of all staff involved, including long and short-term contractors, and their commitment to an incident and injury-free culture.”