ConocoPhillips wins industry safety and environmental excellence awards

Unprecedented fourth consecutive award for safety excellence

Brisbane, 28 May 2013
ConocoPhillips Australia announced that it was the recipient of awards for both safety and environmental excellence from peak industry body the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

The 2012 Safety Excellence Award was presented to ConocoPhillips Australia for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year – an unmatched achievement in the history of the awards. ConocoPhillips Australia-West Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment Steve deAlbuquerque said he was proud to receive the awards, which represent the collective efforts of a workforce committed to protecting the environment and its people. “At ConocoPhillips we take safety and environmental responsibilities very seriously. We apply systematic and integrated approaches, supported by management and the commitment of our workforce,” Mr deAlbuquerque said.

“In 2012 ConocoPhillips Australia increased its work hours by 163%, while maintaining it safest year on record. A key pillar to achieving this result is the collaboration between supervisors, employees and contractors in a ‘One-Team’ approach.

“As we continue to ramp up construction of Australia Pacific LNG on Curtis Island, Gladstone, it remains vital for us to maintain our focus on safety.” The 2012 Environmental Excellence Award, in the exploration category, recognises ConocoPhillips’ innovative environmental research program involving extensive marine baseline studies, which concentrate on Seringapatam Reef off the coast of Western Australia. “The work to date has added to a more complete understanding of the Browse Basin habitats, pinnacle reefs and marine species,” said Mr deAlbuquerque. “The information collected will enhance the scientific knowledge base of the region, which ConocoPhillips will share with the scientific community and regulatory authorities.”
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Fast-facts about ConocoPhillips’ Safety Award
ConocoPhillips significantly exceeded the world-best injury performance benchmarks during 2012. 163% increase in work hours since 2011 with activity at (a) Darwin LNG facility (b) Bayu-Undan Field in the Timor Sea (c) Australia-Pacific LNG downstream facility construction on Curtis Island, Queensland (d) Browse Basin exploration drilling off Western Australia.
Fast Facts about ConocoPhillips’ Environment Award
The study area is the Seringapatam Reef region, in the Browse Basin off Western Australia within the Poseidon Field approximately 480 kilometers north of Broome.

The majority of study by industry and the scientific community have focused on Scott Reef. A greater understanding is required of Seringapatam Reef and how the ecological systems in place at both reefs are associated and may interact and influence the wider region's environment. Technical elements of the study include surveys (a) Shallow and deep water benthic community and fish (b) Coral spawning survey (c) Sediment quality (d) Water quality (e) Drill cuttings dispersion modelling (f) Hydrocarbon spill modelling (g) PFW discharge modelling (h) Wastewater discharge modelling (i) Underwater noise assessment.
About ConocoPhillips Australia
ConocoPhillips is a global exploration and production oil and gas company. With extensive operations in Australia and the Timor Sea, operations and exploration projects across Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Timor Leste, with a focus on innovation, safety and sustainability.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has operations and activities in 30 countries and approximately 16,500 employees as of June 30, 2012. Production averaged 1.59 million BOE per day for the six months ended June 30, 2012, and proved reserves were 8.4 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2011 For more information go to