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Line up confirmed for Middle East health, safety and environment forum

Released on 15/05/2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 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

For further information and to register, visit


About ENOC Group:

ENOC Group (Emirates National Oil Company) is a leading integrated international oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. As a wholly owned entity of the Government of Dubai, and integral to the Emirate’s success, ENOC owns and operates assets in the fields of exploration & production, supply & operations, terminals, fuel retail, aviation fuel and petroleum products for commercial & industrial use. The Group’s general business operations includes automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services. Servicing thousands of customers in over 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 to empower the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit:   

For further information on EI contact:
Nick Turton, External Affairs Director, Energy Institute +44 (0) 20 7467 7103

For further information on ENOC contact:
Gladson Ronad or Rawan Alhosban, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller or +9714 4507600



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