Qatar-based Gulf Drilling International said it has won recognition for excellence in operational performance at the 12th edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards held in the US, reported Trade Arabia.

The awards recognise outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness.

Gulf Drilling is Qatar’s first domestic drilling contractor in oil and gas drilling services. The company added that it was selected by an independent jury composed of leading experts in occupational safety and sustainability.

According to Al-Bawaba, the award ceremony was held in Wilmington, Delaware, and was accompanied by a Best Practice Forum.

CEO Mubarak Al Hajri, said: “We are very pleased that our hard work and commitment to operational excellence has paid off. We believe that our improved operational performance has allowed us to become a more competitive, sustainable company, and proven to other companies that investing in operational excellence truly pays off.”

For his part the president of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, John Chrosniak, said: “Like DuPont, it believe that progress in advancing operational performance allows companies to not only become more competitive and effective, but also serves as a model of greater efficiency and resource utilization for the entire industry”.