The 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
United Safety is currently featured in HSE Now, the online safety magazine from SPE. In the article United Safety’s Elie Daher (Executive Vice President and CMO) and Mike Gilbert (Vice President, Middle East) talk about the risks posed by well blowouts and how an auto well ignition solution helps reduce these risks.
Well blowouts are extremely dangerous. In order to prevent the gas released from spreading and reaching populated areas, the well must be ignited. Continue Reading
Doha, Qatar – October 2, 2014 – At the recently concluded seventh Middle East Health Safety Environment and Sustainable Development Conference (MEHSE) hosted by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), United Safety’s thought leaders once again shared a wealth of invaluable knowledge to improve HSE initiatives across the Middle East. Continue Reading
New regulations responding to accidents with uncontrolled blowouts brought more strict drilling procedures to be applied when operating critical wells (high pressure and sour), especially when they are located close to populated areas. “As oil and gas demand grows, operations expand and distance to inhabited areas decreases. Continue Reading
United Safety is featured in HSE Now (the SPE online HSE magazine) this month. Our article discusses community protection in the Oil and Gas industry.
The expansion of the oil and gas industry comes with inevitable coexistence with communities. Several health concerns result from this proximity—for instance, contact with contaminated water or polluted air. One hazard, however, stands out: the potential release of toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide. Continue Reading
United 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.
Industry’s first Vehicle Gas Protection System™ (VGPS) The Air Qruise™ is a patented system of compressed air supply and distribution that is installed in client vehicles or in vehicles supplied to clients by United Safety.
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