Conference in Brazil to Make HSE a Focal Point of the Latin American Petroleum Industry

Fleming Gulf will host the inaugural LatAm HSE in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Forum this November in Brazil, with an objective to secure renewed commitment for sustainable development , assess the progress to safer workplace.

Online PR News – 06-September-2012 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – On 25^th August 2012, a gas leak resulted in an explosion and blazing fire at the Amuay Refinery in Venezuela, killing 48 and injuring more that 150 people. The fire which spread to three storage tanks, forced authorities to shelve plans for quick restart of the 645,000 barrel-per-day facility. More that 500 homes were damaged in the incident.

This episode has brought to the fore the gravity of such incidents which not only cause huge amounts of damage to life, property and the environment, but also tarnish the reputation of the organisation.

It has also highlighted the mounting importance of ensuring proper health and safety standards especially in the oil and gas industry.

Taking into consideration the issues related to health and safety and the serious ramifications arising due to negligence, Fleming Gulf Conferences is organising the LatAm HSE in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Forum on 27-28 November 2012, in Rio – Brazil. The conference will track the HSE initiatives of petroleum companies in Latin America and assess the progress to safer workplace s through evidence based learning.

Andres Pavia Pedraza, HSE Director at Ecopetrol, will speak about what it takes to build an EHS management system. Mary Corsaro from Pan American Energy will focus on leadership development and how the management can develop a mindset to inculcate HSE culture. Challenges of safety in offshore oil and gas activities will be explained by Raphael Neves Moura , Superintendent of Operational Safety and Environment at ANP. The forum will also focus on topics related to prevention of chronic diseases in the oil and gas industry, industrial hygiene, controlling air emissions and hazardous waste management.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop new contacts with representatives from top NOCs and IOCs. The discussions and expertise shared through this forum will enable health and safety managers to introspect, analyze and update their own HSE approach which will help in averting major disasters in days to come.
More information about the event can be obtained by contacting Sonika Mendjoge

Fleming Gulf:

Founded in 2005, Fleming Gulf is young, dynamic and has fast become one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses. Our goal is to link professionals and provide them with commercial acumen, business investment contacts and a world of opportunities. Our reach is global-spanning serving organisations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and as far as Latin America. Fleming Gulf delivers the most comprehensive business events by leveraging our network of industry influencers with specialist knowledge to provide organisations the winning edge that makes a difference in their decision making in today's competitive business landscape. Through our live and on-demand webinars, class-sized intensive certification courses, highly focused niche conferences and large scale summits, Fleming Gulf has brought together nearly 100,000 professionals representing industries including HSE, oil & gas, utilities, life sciences, mining, construction, HR, transport & logistics, finance, telecom & IT, aviation and marketing. We are committed to provide our partners - speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and supporters

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