RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) held the annual eventful Employee Forum today at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

The day-long annual event brought together more than 2,000 of the company’s employees to recognise the people behind the company’s success and share its vision for the future.

Among the attendees were 249 long-serving employees who have completed five, 10 and 15 years of service at RasGas. In honour of their loyalty, commitment, dedication and hard work, they were each acknowledged by the executive leadership team. Chief Executive Officer, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, said:

At RasGas, we recognise the value our people have brought and will continue to bring to the company. The RasGas Employee Forum is perhaps the most anticipated annual event as it is our largest platform for employee-management dialogue and provides an opportunity for sharing the company’s past performance and future plans. To recognise this many members of staff who have been with the RasGas for five, 10 and 15 years on this day speaks volumes about the value we place on the people we employ.’

In keeping with the annual event’s tradition of using the Forum to build bridges with the community, RasGas – through its Corporate Social Responsibility programme – launched a fundraising campaign to support the Qatar Red Crescent’s (QRC) Nepal earthquake relief efforts.

Employee Forum Long Service AwardeesThe day’s activities included a screening for the company’s first ever employee-sourced film titled RasGas in a Day: 24 Hours of Excellence. It artfully highlighted the complementary role each employee plays in the company’s daily journey to excellence both in Qatar and abroad.

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners). With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas’ principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar’s North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.

For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day. RasGas is currently adding production capacity by building the Barzan Gas Project which when fully operational in 2015, is expected to supply approximately 1.4 Bscf of additional sales gas per day to the Qatari market to meet growing demand for energy at power stations and downstream industries.

RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year.