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2020 Annual PSM Conference

The Egyptian Process Safety Management (PSM) Steering Committee hosted a webinar sponsored by Methanex Egypt titled “Modernizing Process Safety Management: From Vision to Reality.” The webinar was led by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources H.E. Tarek El Molla on Monday, 1 February 2021.

The webinar keynote speakers included:

  • H.E. Engineer Tarek El Molla, The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
  • Abed Ezz El-Regal, The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) CEO
  • Saad Helal, The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) Chairman
  • Mohamed Shindy, Methanex Egypt Managing Director
  • Gamal Fathy Mohamed, The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) HSE Chairman Assistant
  • Salah El Din Riad, The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) Q&HSE Chairman Assistant
  • Emad Kilany, The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company OHS & Fire Fighting Technical Studies General Manager
  • Mourad Maged Hassan, Methanex Egypt Responsible Care (QHSE & PSM) Manager
  • Mohamed Fouad, Egypt Oil & Gas Managing Director and Partner

The webinar showcased the journey leading up to the formation of the committee, following the partnership between ECHEM and Methanex Egypt to introduce PSM through two successful conferences in 2018 and 2019. The speakers also introduced the three-year PSM roadmap for safer processes within the Egyptian oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors, and provided an update on the progress delivered during a challenging year in 2020. The formation of the Technical Sub-committee was highlighted, which utilized the drive of the capacity building of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resource’s Modernization Program coupled with the expertise of steering committee members. The webinar also presented the recent and newly launched website – www.PSMEgypt.com – providing the sector with credible and consistent information about PSM and a forum for country-wide discussions about the topic.

H.E. Engineer Tarek El Molla

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

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Abed Ezz El-Regal

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) CEO

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Saad Helal

The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) Chairman

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Mohamed Shindy

Methanex Egypt Managing Director

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Gamal Fathy Mohamed

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) HSE Chairman Assistant

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Salah El Din Riad

The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) Q&HSE Chairman Assistant

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Emad Kilany

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company OHS & Fire Fighting Technical Studies General Manager

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Mourad Maged Hassan

Methanex Egypt Responsible Care (QHSE & PSM) Manager

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Mohamed Fouad

Egypt Oil & Gas Managing Director and Partner

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2019 Annual PSM Conference

To continue and maintain dialogue around process safety management within Egypt’s oil and gas sector, the second Annual Process Safety Management (PSM) Conference titled “Modernizing Process Safety Management: Sharing the Vision.” was held on September 9, 2019.

The conference keynote speakers included:

    • Ken Rivers, President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Chairman of UK’s Control of Major Hazards (COMAH) Strategic Forum, 
    • Michael Broadribb, Senior Principal Consultant in BakerRisk’s Process Safety Group, 
    • Jason Clement, the Director of Process Safety Management at Methanex Corporation.

Sessions highlighted the importance of the roles of leaders in driving PSM as well as the importance of learning from previous incidents. Sessions also included Methanex’s PSM journey and its evolution as a learning organization as well as PSM learnings from Egyptian LNG company. The event was concluded with an open Q&A session, which involved interesting discussions between the speakers and the attendees on modern safety management practices.

Ken Rivers

Ken is President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He also chairs the UK’s Control of Major Hazards (COMAH) Strategic Forum, which is the joint industry/regulator group tasked with raising standards and improving the effectiveness of major hazard legislation.

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Ken’s extensive international career included being CEO of Refining NZ and responsibility for Shell’s UK refining and petrochemical operations. He is a past President of UK Petroleum Industry Association and chaired the joint industry/regulator task force in the wake of the Buncefield terminal explosion. He was one of the founding members of the New Zealand Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. More recently, he chaired the “Midstream Oil Sector Government and Industry Task Force”, which considered ways of improving the resilience and viability of the UK refining and fuel import sectors following the recent government review.

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Jason Clement

The Director Process Safety Management for Methanex corporation. In this role he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s global process safety management program.

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Before joining Methanex he was the Risk & Assurance Manager at the New Zealand Refining Company. Dr. Clement has over 15 years’ experience serving in risk and engineering related disciplines within both large and small companies.

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Michael P. Broadribb

He is a member of BakerRisk’s Process Safety Group. He began work at BakerRisk in December 2009 after 41 years of service with BP.

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During the course of his career, Mike has worked in onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities, oil refineries, and marine terminals in Europe and North America in a variety of operations, technical and process safety roles. He was an expert witness at the 1989 Piper Alpha Public Inquiry, Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a principal author of CCPS “Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents” and “Guidelines for Integrating Process Safety into Engineering Projects” books. He is also lead investigator and author of BP investigation report of the 2005 Texas City Isomerisation Unit explosion.

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2018 Annual PSM Conference

The first Process Safety Management (PSM) conference was held on November 5, 2018 titled “Enabling Egypt’s process safety journey.”, under the auspices of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, with the aim of empowering a broader group of the industry’s leaders to drive continuous improvement in the sector’s process safety.

The workshop’s keynote speakers included:

  • Deb Grubbe, owner and President of Operations and Safety Solutions LLC.
  • Ken Rivers, President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Chairman of UK’s Control of Major Hazards (COMAH) Strategic Forum 
  • Jason Clement, Director of Process Safety Management at Methanex Corporation. 

The conference sessions introduced the basics of PSM, its different models, its importance, key success factors and the different process safety risks and their mitigations, in addition to the role of leadership in PSM, the challenges they face and principles of good PSM governance. The sessions also included the recent PSM efforts and journey of Methanex Corporation.

Deb Grubbe

Deborah Grubbe has been a consultant for 10 years to the process and aerospace industries. Ms. Grubbe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and attended graduate school in chemical engineering on a Winston Churchill Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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She was employed by DuPont for 27 years and held director positions in Engineering, Corporate Safety, Large Project Design/Construction and Operations. After retiring from DuPont, she became Vice President of Group Safety for BP, plc. She has supported the US Army on the Demilitarization of the US Chemical Weapons Stockpile with a focus on operational excellence and process safety. In 2003, Deborah consulted with the NASA Columbia Shuttle Accident Investigation Board on the subject of safety culture. She then spent 9 years as a member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel to guide the safe flyout of the Space Shuttle and to complete the construction of the International Space Station. Deborah is an Emeritus Member of the AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety and has lectured extensively on the subject. A Fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK, she currently serves as the Chair of the AIChE Center for Ethical Practice and has served on the AIChE Board of Directors. In 2010, Deborah received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue for her industrial and process safety leadership. In 2013 she was inducted into the National Academy of Construction and is a former chair of the NAC Safety Committee. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Delaware and is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom.

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Ken Rivers

Ken is President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He also chairs the UK’s Control of Major Hazards (COMAH) Strategic Forum, which is the joint industry/regulator group tasked with raising standards and improving the effectiveness of major hazard legislation.

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Ken’s extensive international career included being CEO of Refining NZ and responsibility for Shell’s UK refining and petrochemical operations. He is a past President of UK Petroleum Industry Association and chaired the joint industry/regulator task force in the wake of the Buncefield terminal explosion. He was one of the founding members of the New Zealand Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. More recently, he chaired the “Midstream Oil Sector Government and Industry Task Force”, which considered ways of improving the resilience and viability of the UK refining and fuel import sectors following the recent government review.

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Jason Clement

The Director Process Safety Management for Methanex corporation. In this role he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s global process safety management program.

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Before joining Methanex he was the Risk & Assurance Manager at the New Zealand Refining Company. Dr. Clement has over 15 years’ experience serving in risk and engineering related disciplines within both large and small companies.

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