CEO: Relentless focus on safety is key to global supply reliability

Executive management tour Safaniyah and Tanajib areas, onshore and offshore.

CEO: Relentless focus on safety is key to global supply reliability

Aramco’s oil and gas production in the northern Arabian Gulf region have become ever more important, making safety measures a top corporate priority as the world looks to the company for a reliable supply of energy. 


At this week’s Executive Management Safety Review at the Safaniyah and Tanajib plants, Aramco personnel exhibited the safety measures implemented at our facilities, keeping our people and our communities safe, and the fragile marine environment safe. 


During the visit, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser commended the efforts of the company employees’ safety efforts at the Safaniyah and Tanajib areas. “In spite of all the challenges we have faced, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have executed projects, such as the Tanajib Marine Facility upgrade, and we have the capability to execute more projects,” Nasser said.


I appreciate the Aramco workforce for their awareness and preparedness, which allows us to take this leadership role.
— Amin Nasser


He also highlighted the recent launch of Shareek for the Kingdom’s private sector companies in which Aramco will play a leading role, and then spoke about the opportunities it will create. 


Safaniyah and Tanajib Tour

Nasser was joined on a tour of the Safaniyah Plants by Northern Area Oil Operations (NAOO) vice president Dawood M. Al Dawood, vice president of Safety & Industrial Security Aali M. Al Zahrani, and Engineering Services executive director Motaz A. Al Mashouk. Industrial Services executive director Fahad M. AbdulKareem and Marine Department manager Abdullah O. Tewairqi also accompanied the CEO’s team during the tour. 


The tour began at the Safaniyah Crude Control Center, where Almothanna A. Al Serhani, a maintenance engineer with Safaniyah Onshore Producing gave a presentation on NAOO’s Excellence in Operations. Then, Abdulrahman A. Al Amer, a LP engineer, gave a presentation on the new Portable Gas Monitoring Enhancement Program being utilized at Safaniyah. After that, the NAOO vice president briefed the team with an overview of NAOO’s contribution to the environmental corporate strategic objectives. Later, the team had a walk-through at the Zuluf Onshore Plant followed by a bus tour of the Safaniyah plants. 


Nasser’s group then toured the newly expanded and renovated facilities of the Tanajib Marine Pier, where they received an overview of marine jack-up barge JANA 501 by Capt. Mubarak F. Al Qahtani, and an update on the recent completion of the Tanajib Marine expansion and upgrade project by Capt. Mohammad S. Al Hittah. The tour finished with a demonstration on the added capabilities and capacity of Marine’s oil spill response, given by Muhammad A. Saber, global oil spill response director, and Qassim A. Aldayel, coordinator for the Marine Pollution Control Center. Muhannad A. Ashy, Marine chief technical officer, gave a brief on the Marine Department emergency response readiness through training, asset selection, capabilities, and the reliability controls.


The CEO also praised the emergency response efforts carried out by Marine.  


Offshore tour

The second tour group, led by Upstream senior vice president Nasir K. Al-Naimi, Drilling & Workover executive director Omar S. Al Husaini, Environmental Protection general manager Omar S. Abdul Hamid, and Loss Prevention manager Ghassan G. Abulfaraj, boarded helicopters to get an up-close look at the safety procedures for the Safaniyah Offshore Producing operations. 


The team was received at Marjan Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP-2) by Safaniyah Area Producing General Manager Ali A. Al Ajmi and Safaniyah Offshore Manager Naif A. Al Sulami.


Al-Naimi thanked NAOO for a perfect safety record and commendable safety and environmental initiatives.


From here, the executives flew to Hasbah TP-3, where they were received by Abdulrahman M. Al-Qahtani, Northern Area Gas Production Department (NAGPD) manager, and Northern Area Production Engineering Department manager, Abdulrahman S. Al-Ahmari. A safety orientation was given by NA operations coordinator Manae M. Al Yami, and a walk-through on the NAGPD’s accomplishments by Oil and Gas Operations superintendent Hasan A. Bawahab. 


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