25 November 2016, Lagos – The Department of Petroleum Resources has said experts and stakeholders will focus on ways to promote Health, Safety and Environment compliance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry at its forthcoming conference.
The Deputy Director, Health, Safety and Environment Division, DPR, Mrs. Sibeudu Onyebuchi, disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos.
Onyebuchi is the Chairman, Conference Management and Planning Committee of the 17th International HSE Biennial Conference, which is slated for November 28 to 30 with the theme ‘Integrated security approach, new strategies and the way to go in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.’
She said the conference would engender the HSE awareness among stakeholders in the industry, describing it as the biggest forum to bring the HSE experts from both within and outside the country to share new ideas and experiences.
According to her, the conference provides a platform for the HSE professionals in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and other interested participants to meet and share experiences relating to the HSE issues arising from exploration and production.
Onyebuchi said stakeholders would also share values on downstream and other related activities in the oil and gas sector.
According to her, the aim is to promote and entrench a safe and environmentally sustainable oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
She said, “The conference has recorded series of successes over the years, which include the development of the environmental guidelines and standard for the petroleum industry in Nigeria.