The first meeting of the EOG HSE Subcommittee was held on Wednesday, August 21 at the premises of Halliburton in Katameya, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The HSE Subcommittee inaugural meeting discussed initial ideas on how to ensure health, safety, and environment (HSE) standards are incorporated within the systems and policies across the Egyptian petroleum sector, and how to raise the level of awareness among the sector’s workforce by establishing a culture of safety that builds on the industry’s accumulated experience.

The committee’s main objective is to provide firm recommendations for actions that have an immediate positive impact on creating safer practices within the sector, in line with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ HSE initiatives.

Egypt Oil & Gas has long supported promoting HSE standards as an integral component in achieving sustainability within the petroleum sector, through its Upstream Operational Excellence Technical Convention, under the Patronage of the Minister of Petroleum, H.E Eng. Tarek El Molla, among various initiatives and activities, including roundtables and workshops.

The meeting was attended by Colby Fuser, Halliburton Vice President – Egypt and Libya; Thomas Maher, President and Chief Operating Officer at Apex International Energy and the EOG Technical Committee Chairman; and Mohamed Fouad, the Chairman and Founder of Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) and the Co-Chair of the EOG Technical Committee.

Other attending members were: Hussam Abu Seif, General Manager for Egypt and Sudan at Baker Hughes, a GE Company; Nicola Marella, Managing Director at Agiba Petroleum; Salah Abdelkareem, Chairman & Managing Director at Badr Petroleum Company (Bapetco); Mohamed Shimy, Chairman and Managing Director at the Egyptian Maintenance Company (EMC). As well as Jeff Edelman, Deputy Country Manager and Joint Venture General Manager at TransGlobe Energy; Ahmed Abdelhakam, HSE Manager at Khalda Petroleum (Apache); Ahmed El Gabry, Social Performance Manager at Shell Egypt; Taher Gado, HSE Manager at Apex; and Dalia Tawfik, Head of Operations and Business Development in Egypt at Wild Well Control.

The EOG Technical Committee recently completed a White Paper to be presented to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources on strategic solutions to enhance brownfield performance in Egypt, while the EOG CSR Subcommittee organized the Ministry’s first nationwide blood donation campaign.