ExxonMobil wins APPEA safety award

The Marlin Offshore Complex in the Bass Strait.

The Marlin Offshore Complex in the Bass Strait.

ExxonMobil Australia has won the 2015 Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Safety Excellence Award.

The award recognises the responsible management of risk based s=on sound science; application of new technologies; and constructive engagement with the workforce, project partners, government and the wider industry in enhancing workplace health and safety.

Announcing the award at the APPEA 2015 Conference Dinner on Tuesday night, APPEA Board member and Buru Energy Executive Chairman Eric Streitberg said ExxonMobil’s management, workforce and project partners have collaborated systematically and effectively to minimise risk.

“ExxonMobil uses safety training, reporting and audits to learn from minor events, identify priorities for improvement and drive continuous improvement in safety performance,” said Mr Streitberg.

“In 2014 ExxonMobil undertook drilling operations at its Marlin B platform; completed deepwater development drilling on the Jansz-lo fields (as part of the Gorgon venture); began building a new gas conditioning plant at Longford; and undertook major maintenance shutdowns.

“This entailed almost 4.5 million work hours across the company’s operations. Yet ExxonMobil achieved a new company record for personal safety with no lost time injuries.”

The judges also recognised ExxonMobil’s participation in many industry activities such as Stand Together for Safety, the Australian Maritime Spill Response Committee, IChemE Safety and the Safety Case Working Group.

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