24 November 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will launch key policy documents on Health, Safety and Environment, HSE, at the forthcoming international HSE Conference on the petroleum industry safety.
The conference serves to engender HSE awareness amongst stakeholders in the industry and remains the biggest forum that brings HSE experts from both within and outside the country to share new ideas and experiences on HSE issues.
Speaking with journalists at the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, head office in Lagos, the Deputy Director, HSE, DPR, who also serves as the Conference Organising Committee Chairman, Dr. Musa Zagi, said the conference will promote and entrench a safe and environmentally sustainable oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
He said the policy documents to be launched by Kachikwu are Environmental guidelines and standards for the petroleum industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) 2018; Regulatory guidance for the management of NORM in the petroleum industry; and Occupational Health Guidelines & Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria.
He stated further of the conference: “The aim is to promote and entrench a safe and environmentally-sustainable oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The 18th edition of the International HSE Biennial Conference on the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria has been scheduled to hold from the 26th – 28th, November 2018 with the theme: “Driving Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Industry through Improved Stakeholders’ Environmental Stewardship.”