KOC Contractor Safety Day

17 January 2016, Published by United Safety

KOC Contractor Safety DayThe Kuwait Oil Company Contractor Safety Day, which took place last week on the 15th of January in Kuwait City, was a success.

The seminar was an excellent platform to discuss best practices and new technologies that improve worksite safety. It provided the ideal meeting point for contractors, KOC oil and gas employees and safety professionals to exchange experiences and network with one another. Mike Gilbert, United Safety’s VP for Middle East, discussed how innovations can help solve H2S challenges. Continue Reading


How experience and innovation drive the Oil and Gas industry forward

29 November 2015, Published by United Safety

United Safety’s Mike Gilbert, Vice-President for the Middle East is featured in the October 2015 issue of World Pipelines magazine.

The Oil and Gas industry has always been operating in challenging geographic conditions. These challenges often come with limited infrastructure, pressing timelines and the lack of skilled personnel. This article examines how experience and innovation are key to future efficiency and safety in extreme environments. Continue Reading


Venturing into new markets

02 November 2015, Published by United Safety

United Safety’s Mike Gilbert, Vice-President for the Middle East is featured in The Oil and Gas Year (TOGY), Qatar, 2015.

This article discusses United Safety’s success, securing six long-term contracts for its safety services in Qatar. United Safety will be supporting Oryx GTL, Qatar Shell and Qatar Chemical Company for their annual shutdown and turnaround services. The company will also be providing a number of full-time services for these companies. Continue Reading


Bringing innovations to Iraq and why it’s important given the country’s local conditions

20 November 2014, Published by United Safety

Bringing innovations to Iraq and why it’s important given the country’s local conditions United Safety supports the increase of health and safety initiatives in Iraq and works to add value and offer practical advice to operators and oilfield services companies.

“Conditions in Iraq cause high operational costs so any idea or product that reduces project time is welcome,” says Mike Gilbert, United Safety’s Vice President for Middle East/Asia in an interview for The Oil & Gas Year’s Iraq 2014 publication.

Recently, the company completed a turnaround and shutdown safety service for a customer in Iraq, providing safety watch, quality control personnel and high angle rescue teams and the planning of confined space entry and rescue. Continue Reading


Gas Safety Innovations – United Safety in Pipeline Magazine

09 September 2014, Published by United Safety

United Safety in the Oil&Gas magazineUnited Safety and our Vice president for Middle East, Mike Gilbert, were featured in the September issue of Pipeline Magazine.

The article talks about the increasing foot print of the oil and gas industry and the need for special gas safety protection measures to ensure the safety of the workers and nearby populations.

“We believe not one single safety measure can be ultimately effective in addressing H2S protection. Continue Reading


Gearing up to protect the UAE’s sour gas workers

10 April 2014, Published by United Safety

Gearing up to protect the UAE’s sour gas workersUnited Safety is featured in the last issue of Oil & Gas Middle East. Elie Daher (EVP United Safety) and Mike Gilbert (VP Middle East United Safety) discuss the complexity of the Oil and Gas industry in the UAE. For instance, high H2S concentration in UAE’s fields such as Shah and Bab pose major challenges to companies extracting and refining gas in the region. One such challenge is how to ensure safety of personnel and adjacent communities. Gilbert and Daher believe that technology plays a key role in tackling the complex challenges of the region.

To read the full article, click here.


IPTC TV interviews Mike Gilbert

22 January 2014, Published by United Safety

At the opening day of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha, IPTC TV interviewed Mike Gilbert, VP for Middle East and Asia at United Safety. The focus was around our latest technology, the Air Qruise™, and the role that innovations such as the Air Qruise™ Trooper, Rover and Solo will play in improving safety in the Oil & Gas industry.


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