NewsVenue: Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel Date: 11th December
The Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) hosted the 2016 edition of its Best Practice Awards at the Crowne Plaza Muscat last Wednesday an eager-anticipated annual event that recognizes innovation, excellence and best practice standards centering around areas of critical importance to the industry
HE Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Oil & Gas, was the Guest of Honour at the event, which attracted a large number of CEOs and high-level executives from across the Sultanates energy sector.
Competing for top honours this year were companies showcasing initiatives exemplifying best practice in four key categories: Human Capital Development, Technical and Operational Excellence, Health, Safety and Environment, and Small Business Development. Each of the contestants took turns to make a short presentation outlining the novel features of their initiatives while a panel of judges weighed each of the entries against an agreed set of evaluation criteria.
Adjudged the best in their respective categories were: (i) Petroleum Development Oman's (PDO) National Objective Training Programme (Human Capital Development); PDO's Fracc & Mill innovation concept (Technical and Operational Excellence); (iii) Baker Hughes; Localised culture-based driver training project (HSE); and (iv) Oxy Oman's SME Development Programme (Small Business Development).
Congratulating the winners on their success, OPAL Chief Executive Officer Musallam al Mandhry thanked the participating companies for their enthusiasm and commended them on the high quality of their entries.