As many as 418 Qatar Petroleum employees who have completed 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service were honoured at a ceremony presided over by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada at Sheraton Doha last night.
Senior QP officials as well as the family members of the awardees attended the ceremony.
In his keynote address, al-Sada paid tributes to the long-serving employees and commended them for their ‘dedication to job and loyalty’ to the corporation.
“QP is what it is today – a leading and respected player in the global oil and gas industry – due in large part to your determined efforts and commitment. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for your valuable role as we continue to develop Qatar’s oil & gas resources to serve the world’s rising energy requirements,” al-Sada said.
The awardees were made up of some 195 QP employees who have already served the corporation for 20 years, 110 employees who have completed 25 years of service, 89 employees who have been working with QP for 30 years, and 24 employees who have been part of energy major for more than 35 years.
Al-Sada cited the rapid growth of the country’s oil and gas industry over the years and thanked the employees for their ‘important contribution’ to QP’s operations, including the completion of major projects that have firmly established Qatar’s reputation as the world’s top LNG producer and the global capital of gas-to-liquids products.
“All of you have not been passive witnesses to these major developments and historic achievements. You have all been very active participants in the continued growth of Qatar’s oil and gas industry,” al-Sada stressed.
All the awardees received certificates and gifts as token of appreciation for their long years of service with QP. Qatar Petroleum said it will be holding another ‘continuous service award ceremony’ on October 26 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel for employees who have been serving the corporation for the past 10 and 15 years.