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Amal Oil Field Goes Full Throttle on Operational Revamp

In a significant move to upgrade its operational standards, Amal Oilfield engaged Qabas to implement ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications. This full-throttle approach aimed to enhance operational efficiency and safety protocols without disrupting oil production. Qabas executed a holistic approach, incorporating gap analysis, customised action plans, targeted training, and continuous monitoring.

The Situation

Amal Oil Field needed to elevate its operational standards to comply with international best practices. Despite a strong operational history, several critical areas required immediate attention to ensure long-term sustainability and safety:

  • Environmental Impact
  • Workplace Safety
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Operational Efficiency
  • International Best Practices

We were responsible for developing and implementing advanced management systems aligned with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards, ensuring sustainable and safe operations at Amal Oil Field. This strategic initiative was crucial for maintaining the field’s operational integrity and securing its future as a leader in the oil and gas industry.

Our Approach

  1. Needs Assessment: Conducted a thorough gap analysis to identify deficiencies in environmental management and occupational health and safety practices, addressing operational challenges and aligning with international standards.
  2. Development of Management Systems: Created tailored EMS for waste management, emissions control, and pollution prevention, and established OHSMS focusing on risk assessments, emergency preparedness, and injury prevention protocols.
  3. Employee Training and Engagement: Rolled out extensive training programs to ensure all employees understood the new environmental and safety standards, including workshops and seminars to promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.
  4. Process Standardisation and Optimisation: Standardised operational procedures to incorporate environmental and safety considerations into daily activities, introducing new protocols and revising existing ones to enhance compliance and effectiveness.
  5. Establishment of Performance Metrics: Set KPIs to monitor the EMS and OHSMS effectiveness, conducting regular audits and reviews to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement.
  6. Continuous Improvement Mechanisms: Implemented processes for continuous improvement, allowing adjustments based on evolving challenges and feedback from audits and employees.
  7. Stakeholder Communication and Engagement: Maintained clear communication with all stakeholders, including employees, regulatory bodies, and the local community, ensuring alignment with sustainability and safety goals.

Results

Implementing ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards at Amal Oil Field led to significant improvements in environmental management and workplace safety. The enhanced environmental management system reduced the field’s environmental footprint, highlighting the site’s commitment to sustainability. Improved safety protocols and rigorous training programs resulted in a substantial decrease in workplace incidents and injuries, creating a safer work environment.

This strategic initiative optimised operational performance and bolstered the client’s reputation as a responsible operator, positioning our client as a benchmark for environmental and safety standards in the Libyan oil industry.

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