Halliburton updates safety, environmental records
In an industry assessment, Innovest rated Halliburton Co. number one for its commitment to environmental performance. Innovest, an investment advisory consultancy, develops the report to use as a means of projecting future stock-market performance.
Halliburton also was awarded the prestigious National Ocean Industries Safety In Seas Award for its innovative Performance Improvement Initiative, which contributed to improved safety in the Gulf of Mexico - Offshore Operations.
In Oklahoma, Wheatley Gaso Operations was the recipient of the state's highest safety honor, the Safety Culture Award, for long-range safety planning and implementation.
In addition, the company was one of 10 recipients to receive the Award of Excellence for its commitment to workplace safety for the third year in a row.
Its record of accomplishments include reducing workers' compensation costs 96 percent in 1999 over 1994 costs; recording zero lost-time accidents from 1996 through 1999; and having a total injury rate that is one-half of the industry average.
In Oman, for different clients, several Halliburton Energy Services product lines were successful in reaching safety milestones. Some 214 Sperry-Sun employees worked for one year without a lost-time incident.
In addition, some 552 employees representing other product service lines, Production Enhancement, Zonal Isolation, Baroid, Security DBS, Tools & Testing, and Logging & Perforating worked more than 600,000 hours without a lost-time incident and accumulated two million safe driving miles.
In Mexico's Bay of Campeche, Halliburton Subsea employees have completed 365 days, including working through the hurricane season, without a lost-time incident, a noteworthy achievement considering the complexity of deck operations onboard the vessels.
In Norway, Kellogg Brown & Root's Production Services group worked for 500 days without a lost-time incident on the Statoil Norne floating, production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel, a notable achievement in any offshore working environment.
For a client in Morenci, Arizona, some 458 Kellogg Brown & Root employees have achieved five years and 2 million work hours without a lost-time accident.
Employees at the 91-square-mile job site face extreme temperatures in summer months and work around heavy hauling equipment (370-ton haul trucks) and mountainous rocky terrain.
Employees of several Halliburton Energy Services product service lines in Newfoundland, Canada have been recognized for working 500 days without a lost-time accident on the Terra Nova project.
Product service lines involved in the project include Integrated Solutions, Sperry-Sun Drilling Services, Security DBS, Zonal Isolation, Tools & Testing and Tubing-Conveyed Perforating, Production Enhancement and Completion Product Services.
Off the West Coast of England, the crew of the Irish Sea Pioneer has worked for one year without a lost-time incident.
A self-propelled jack-up offshore support vessel, the Irish Sea Pioneer serves the Douglas Platform and its unmanned satellite platforms in Liverpool Bay.
In western Egypt, Kellogg Brown & Root employees attained three million hours without a lost-time incident. Since the beginning of the project in 1997, the team has battled dust storms, oppressive heat, and four million kilometers of equipment transport over uncertain roads.
Employees of Brown & Root Bangladesh Ltd. in Chittagong have reached two million hours without a lost-time incident at the Sangu Field and Chilimpur Gas Plant.
The Anasuria FPSO vessel has achieved four year in operation without a lost-time incident. The vessel, which is located in the central areas of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf , is operated and maintained by a fully integrated production services team.
In California, some 450 Halliburton Energy Services employees worked for one year and one million hours without a lost-time accident. The employees work for 75 different customers in the area.
At Wellstream's North Sea facility in Newcastle, England, some 260 employees have worked safely for more than one year and 500,000 hours. The Newcastle facility specializes in the design and manufacture of flexible pipelines for the extraction of oil and gas.
Approximately 20 Halliburton Energy Services employees in New Zealand worked in conjunction with Shell Todd Oil Services employees to achieve three million work hours without a lost-time incident.
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