Vision and Values – Process Control Solutions in the Petro–Business

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Enhancing Values and Standard

The oil and gas industry has experienced dramatic changes in recent years. The combination of environmental concerns and global demand for crude oil and natural gas has forced companies to take short-term cost-cutting measures. However, Bapco continues to invest in Quality Management (QM) and Environment Management Standards (EMS) to maintain its ethos for continued excellence.

Bapco Refining and Marketing is ISO 9001 accredited. ISO principals of System Thinking in Management Review, a Process Approach and a Factual Approach to Decision Making are used extensively in Bapco control processes. The principal application of ISO 9001 in Bapco is to ensure customer satisfaction though the sustainable supply of products on time, in full and on specification.

Bapco’s Refinery, Sitra and Wharf operations are certified to ISO 14001: 2004 Standard. The EMS provides a formalized structure with clearly defined procedures, roles and responsibilities for ensuring that environmental issues are identified quickly and appropriate control measures are put in place to minimise the impact on the organisation’s operations, activities, products or services and ensures a clean environment for the community at large. Our belief is that effective EMS also leads to continual improvement of environmental performance.

Investment in State-of-the-Art Technology

Bapco is implementing a comprehensive programme to create some of the world’s most sophisticated refiners. Backed with multi-billions of investments, the multi-dimensional project will ultimately create a refinery reflecting technological excellence. The key objectives are to manufacture higher value products to increase revenue.

With approximately 95% of refinery products exported around the world, the business strives to increase value through refining and providing better returns for the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bapco is showing many successes, including the Low Sulphur Diesel Production project, which revolves around one of the largest single train hydrocrackers in the world and one of the largest single train ultra low sulphur diesel hydrotreaters. The most recent application of state-of-art technology is through the joint venture with Neste Oil and nogaholding, in the Lube Base Oil facility, which produces very high quality lube base oils, resulting in high premium products and revenues for Bahrain and its joint venture partner.