“EGPC is the parent company through which an integrated group of oil and gas production, refining, manufacturing and petrochemical companies operates, and then our portfolio covers the entire value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream). EGPC has adopted the requirements of the Process Safety Management System (PSM) and the US CCPS requirements as a means of identifying major accident hazards (MAHs) and thus implementing measures to prevent and mitigate these risks.
We are pleased with our partnership with Egyptian Methanex through the MoU signed at EGYPS 2020. This MoU contributed to the establishment of the Process Safety Management Steering Committee which in turn formed a Technical Subcommittee that oversees the preparation and monitoring of implementation of best policies, guidelines and practices in all of our activities (for existing operations and the future projects).
With the support of EGPC and benefiting from the 73 members of the Capacity Building Team, over the course of the 3-year roadmap, the Steering Committee will work very hard to achieve the roadmap objectives.
The steering committee aims for all companies to comply with the requirements of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation to prepare a Safety Case study that proves their ability to operate safely.”
- Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, EGPC CEO
“At ECHEM we are very proud to launch the PSM initiative across Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources back in 2018. Through our collaborative partnership with Egyptian Methanex we have managed to raise the level of awareness across the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sector in Egypt by holding two main events in 2018 and 2019 with attendance of over 800 participants from the sector.
The nature of our operations and projects poses high risk to operators and surrounding communities. It is our responsibility as good corporate citizens and community partners to do everything we can from the concept selection phase until we decommission a facility to reduce process safety risks. This simply means keeping our process fluids in the pipes and having the means to manage any potential release through solid emergency response plans. We will continue to support the development of the CCPS 20 Elements of Risk Based Process Safety procedures as well as the Safety Case regime throughout our organization, ventures and with our partners.”
- Chemist Saad Helal, ECHEM Chairman
“At EGAS we are fully committed to the work that the Egypt PSM Steering and Technical Sub-Committees are leading to develop the PSM framework for the sector and are keen to start applying the developed policies, standards and procedures.
Established PSM systems will help sector companies control hazards and manage risks. The areas that the PSM system covers include hazard identification, process safety engineering studies, risk management, people competence, operating procedures, management of change, and many more. This program will provide us with the assurance that our facilities are safe to operate.”
- Dr. Eng. Magdy Galal, EGAS Chairman