Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Petroleum (QP), HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, formally inaugurated the SPE Middle East Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainable Development Conference & Exhibition (MEHSE), a major industry event that is supported by QP as the host organisation, on Monday 22 September 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The inauguration ceremony was attended by many senior QP officials, the top management of oil & gas companies operating in Qatar, as well as by the conference delegates consisting of HSE experts and industry professionals from all over the Middle East region.

Held under the patronage of HE Dr Al Sada, MEHSE 2014 focuses on a comprehensive range of topics related to health, safety and environmental issues, social responsibility and sustainable development. Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the three-day event is scheduled until Wednesday 24 September 2014.

QP has a strong presence in MEHSE 2014 in line with its commitment to effectively address all HSE issues related to its operations as well as to continuously improve the sustainability performance of Qatar’s oil and gas industry.

Many QP officials, led by Saif Saed Al Naimi, Conference Chairman and Director of QP’s HSE Regulations & Enforcement Directorate, played a key role in the development of the event’s conference programme. Speakers at the event will discuss an extensive range of topics, including oil spill management, effective safety programmes, climate change, water conservation and occupational health management.

In addition to its contribution in the conference, QP is also taking part in the exhibition that is being held on the sidelines of the conference. The QP stand highlights the corporation’s comprehensive operations, including the activities of its Industrial Cities Directorate and the training programs of the Ras Laffan Emergency & Safety College (RLESC).