In a statement on Tuesday, Morteza Shahmirzaei, Deputy
Minister of Petroleum and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, emphasized
the significance of passive defense and crisis management in safeguarding the
capabilities, capacities, and assets of the oil industry against threats.
During the inaugural meeting for formulating a comprehensive
system for passive defense in the industry, Shahmirzaei stressed the necessity
of institutionalizing passive defense guidelines across all sectors, including
oil, gas, refining, and petrochemicals.
He stated that a comprehensive passive defense system
centered around the National Petrochemical Company, developed in collaboration
with other entities in the oil industry, could lead to a unified discourse on passive
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company further stated
that the future development of petrochemicals would bring about a
transformation in the oil industry, reducing the reliance on crude oil sales by
converting it into value-added final products. This diversification of
petrochemical products underscores the critical role of passive defense.
Shahmirzaei also highlighted that the formulation of a
comprehensive passive defense system in the oil industry could serve as a model
for other vital sectors within the country, becoming a document and reference
for passive defense in various fields.
He added that leveraging global knowledge, technology, and
successful experiences from the ministries and major companies of the country
would be instrumental in the development of the comprehensive passive defense
system in the oil industry.
Moreover, Shahmirzaei emphasized the influential role of passive
defense in new petrochemical hubs, stressing that all aspects of these regions
should receive attention and support from holdings and petrochemical companies.
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company expressed readiness for any
necessary collaboration and assistance in these endeavors.
The involvement of experts in formulating the comprehensive passive
defense system for the oil industry was also underscored by Vahidreza Zidifard,
Deputy of Engineering, Research, and Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Oil.
Zidifard praised the desirable performance and excellent capacity in HSE
management at the National Petrochemical Company, emphasizing the need to utilize
existing achievements and experiences to achieve more comprehensive and
effective results in the formulation of the passive defense system.
Zidifard further pointed out that the working group
responsible for formulating the system consists of top experts in passive
defense in the country. Utilizing this competent and specialized team, a
practical document can be developed and finalized.
The inaugural session for the formulation of the
comprehensive passive defense system in the oil industry was held in the
presence of Morteza Shahmirzaei, Deputy Minister of Petroleum, and CEO of the
National Petrochemical Company, Vahidreza Zidifard, Deputy of Engineering,
Research, and Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Oil, and Ali Asghar Haqbin,
Director-General of Passive Defense at the Ministry of Petroleum.