Qatargas reaches offshore safety milestone
Qatargas has achieved another significant safety milestone by completing twelve years of operations on its offshore facilities without a Lost Time Incident (LTI).
This outstanding performance across the entire offshore facilities and operations is the result of the continuous and proven commitment to safety, by the Company’s leadership and workforce. Comprising nine offshore platforms, the Qatargas Offshore facilities supply gas and condensate to the onshore liquefaction plant at Ras Laffan, the largest in the world, with a production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTA) of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The Qatargas offshore facilities are outstanding not only in terms of safety record, but also from a reliability perspective, ensuring sustained production of LNG from Qatargas’ onshore plant.
Commenting on this achievement, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas CEO, said:
“I would like to congratulate all the teams involved, particularly the Offshore Operations team, on this brilliant safety record. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication by everyone working on North Field Bravo along with the continuous support from different departments across Qatargas. As we move closer to becoming the world’s premier LNG Company, our primary focus continues to be on safety. Incident and injury free operations are achieved when safety takes priority above everything else, and this is what we have been able to maintain at Qatargas, through a number of initiatives and programmes.”
Mansoor Al-Marzooqi, Offshore Operations Manager at Qatargas, said:
“At all levels of the offshore operations, we reiterate the message that we are each responsible for our own safety and those around us. For the Offshore team, working and living in the middle of the sea presented a number of challenges including tough weather conditions and a number of major activities that required careful planning and preparation. The team successfully overcame these challenges, proving their strong commitment to maintaining an incident and injury free work environment.”
Qatargas has several programmes in place that support its goal of maintaining ‘Incident & Injury Free’ operations. Risk assessments, Permit to Work system, Job Safety Analysis etc. are some of these programmes.
Press Release, April 21, 2014