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Doha, Qatar – 6 May, 2013: RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) recently celebrated one of the biggest safety milestones in its history with the successful completion of 55 million man-hours without any Lost Time Incident (LTI). The company’s Venture Group, which manages several huge projects ranging from the Barzan Gas Project (one of the largest in the region) to the Helium 2 Project (the largest in the world), honoured its employees and contractors who made this achievement possible at a special ceremony organised at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha.

"We have created history in the industry by achieving 55 million man-hours without an LTI. It is a truly outstanding achievement, especially given the size and pace of the mega projects that this team is executing," said Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas Chief Executive Officer.

"The Barzan Project is currently utilising more than 25,000 workers while the Helium-2 Project peaked at 1,500 workers. Our employees, contractors and workers, from different parts of the world, have worked tirelessly to ensure that we have an injury-free workplace," he said.

"It has been less than 5 months since the RasGas Venture Group achieved 30 million man-hours without LTI. Achieving 55 million man-hours without an LTI is definitely an industry-leading performance. There is no higher objective than striving for excellence in safeguarding the health and safety of our people and the environment. This is an ongoing commitment for RasGas and we take great pride in our reputation as a world leader in safety performance," said Al Mohannadi.

"RasGas continues to set new standards in terms of safety performance, as recently reflected in the awards bestowed upon us such as the Qatar Oil and Gas Industry Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Excellence Gold Award," he said

"We truly believe that all incidents can be prevented and that an injury-free workplace is possible. Today we celebrate this value and more importantly, we renew our commitment – with the collaborative work of our employees and contractors at all levels – to providing an injury-free workplace," said Nafez Bseiso, RasGas Chief Venture Officer.

"The scale of the projects that RasGas is undertaking today is almost unprecedented in our industry in terms of safety focus, innovation, technological advances, flawless execution, environmental awareness and development of people. I am proud to say that RasGas' Venture is successfully maintaining the safest projects and construction sites in the world," he said.

The event was also attended by high level representatives from shareholder companies, Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil. Recognition awards were presented to representatives from the Venture departments and project teams as well as key contractors and subcontractors for their outstanding performance.

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