Woodside Energy and ExxonMobil Australia have emerged as the big winners at this year’s Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference.
Woodside was presented with the APPEA Environment Excellence Award, having shown consistent excellence in environmental management. This included strategic planning, risk management, monitoring and evaluation.
Announcing the award, APPEA Board member, Eric Streitberg, said: “The company is an industry leader in community and stakeholder engagement, and in developing and implementing environmental projects that deliver public benefits.”
“Woodside has also shown a strong commitment to environmental research, particularly in marine science,” Streitberg added. The company’s flagship marine research projects include the Scott Reef Maxima Seismic Survey and the Rankin Bank and Glomar Shoals Study.
ExxonMobil was awarded the APPEA Safety Excellence Award, which recognises responsible management of risk based on sound science, application of new technologies, as well as constructive engagement with the workforce, project partners, government and the wider industry in enhancing workplace health and safety.
When he presented the award, Streitberg noted: “ExxonMobil uses safety training, reporting and audits to learn from minor events, identify priorities for improvement and drive continuous improvement in safety performance.
“In 2014 ExxonMobil undertook drilling operations at its Marlin B platform; completed deepwater development drilling on the Jansz-Io fields (as part of the Gorgon [LNG] 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 personnel safety with no lost time injuries.”
The judges also recognised ExxonMobil’s participation in a number of industry activities, including Stand Together for Safety, the Australian Maritime Spill Response Committee, IChemE Safety and the Safety Case Working Group.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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