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PETROGAS RECEIVES ISO 14001:2004 AND OHSAS 18001:2007 CERTIFICATIONS

Petrogas E&P, the Exploration& Production arm of MB Holding Group of Companies recently received two international certifications - the ISO 14001:2004 - Environment Management System and the OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. The company is now internationally recognized for its high level of standards in Environment Management Systems and HSE in alignment toISO 14001:2004&OHSAS 18001:2007 and monitored with strict parameters that are used globally.As one of the leading Exploration & Production companies in the Sultanate, Petrogas conducted comprehensive audits that covered every aspect of its business in the Muscat Head Office as well as field operations in Rima to pursue these certifications.

Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman – MB Holding commended team Petrogas on this achievement. He said “We strive to be on par, if not better than the highest global standards in every facet of our operations. It helps us demonstrate our serious commitment towards the environment we operate in and the health and safety of our employees as well as the community at large. Congratulations to the management and teamon this milestone.”

Some benefits of these certifications include awareness and protection of the environment, reduction of accidents and incidences, staying abreast of relevant legislations and reduce the likelihood of prosecution and fines, standardization of HSE management systems keeping in mind international procedures and rules.

Usama Al Barwani, CEO – Petrogas, said, “The ISO 14001:2004&OHSAS 18001:2007certificationsare globally recognized symbols of our organization's ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability. Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned by achieving and demonstrating sound Environmental andOccupational Health and Safety performance to their shareholders, employees, clients and other stakeholders. This is possible by managing the hazards and improving the beneficial effects of their activities, products and services. We are delighted that Petrogas has received these certifications and this further reaffirms our commitment to stringent legislations and measures on these aspects.”

The Corporate QHSE Manager, Dr. Ghudayyer Al Waheibi, also added in his speech: “Petrogas as a certified company in all its operations continues to hold a competitive edgeby upgrading its standards to the level of world class oil producers.”

Established in 1999, Petrogas E&P is the holding company for MB Group’s Exploration and Production (E&P) assets in Oman, Egypt and The Netherlands. Petrogas E&P subsidiaries are engaged in the full range of Oil & Gas activities from exploration through appraisal, development and production.


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