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EI and ENOC to host international technical forum on HSE in the Middle East

Released on 22/02/2017

The EI and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) have signed an agreement to host a joint international technical forum on health, safety and environment in the Middle East to take place in Dubai, 16-18 May 2017.

EI-ENOC MOU signingBringing 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.

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

Dr Mark Scanlon MEI, EI Head of Good Practice – HSE said: ‘For over 75 years, the EI has produced safety guidance for the energy sector. In today’s world, there are more technologies and complex processes than ever before and the need is ever growing for relevant and up-to-date good practice to ensure the changing energy industry can manage its operations without impacting people, assets and the environment. This event will provide a platform to discuss health, safety, environment and sustainability in a more holistic manner. There will be opportunities for open discussion and, most importantly, the chance to exchange ideas with the international HSE community.’

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, EI Chief Executive added: ‘The EI has a unique role as a learned society to provide a safe place to discuss and seek to solve the challenges that the industry faces. We support people and organisations to make the transitions that are essential for the future, driving up skills and standards and facilitating collaboration for the benefit of all.  This agreement with ENOC to host the Middle East HSE Forum fullfills our objective to contribute skills, knowledge and good practice towards a safer and more environmentally-responsible energy system.’

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “Safety is a key performance indicator of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda. As an integrated player across the country’s energy value chain, ENOC is committed to following international best practices in health, safety and environment to ensure the well-being of the communities we serve. We have led the dialogue on energy safety in Dubai with like-minded partners, which resulted in continuously raising the bar of excellence in HSE implementation. Our collaborative efforts with EI will continue that dialogue within the regional energy ecosystem to reinforce safety and security standards for the O&G sector in the Middle East.”

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For further information on EI, please contact:
Nick Turton, External Affairs Director, Energy Institute
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For further information on ENOC, please contact:
Gladson Ronad / Rawan Alhosban 
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller; +9714 4507600; /

Notes to editor:

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 200 energy companies worldwide. The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications. The EI’s purpose is to develop and share knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure, affordable and sustainable energy system. A registered charity, the EI serves society by offering scientifically sound information on energy issues and a neutral platform for debate. As the only industry-wide professional body, covering all disciplines and forms of energy, the EI has great strength in the diversity and expertise of its members. For more information, please visit

Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC Group offers a diverse portfolio of assets operating across five business segments: Supply, Trading and Processing, Terminals, Marketing, Retail and Exploration and Production. Servicing thousands of customers across 60 markets, the Group employs a workforce of over 9,000 employees and is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices towards the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit:  


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