TOTAL E&P UK (TEP UK)
Improving Performance: the Lost Time Injury (LTI) and Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR – the Total Group’s preferred indicator for measuring the number of occupational incidents) for 2010 improved over 2009. The number of High Potential Incidents (HIPO) was also down. The TRIR was 4.3 per million man hours worked (from 5.7 million in 2009), and Alwyn and Elgin achieved 500 days without an LTI. This information is particularly important when viewed in the context of man hours worked.
Over 6.9 million man hours were recorded in TEP UK in 2010. This higher level of activity (in addition to its normal operations) was as a result of its long-term investment plan in the North Sea associated with the new Laggan-Tormore project and new discoveries around its existing hubs (West Franklin and Islay developments).
Reducing Risk: a behavioural safety campaign called ‘Think Safe’ was run during the year. Beginning with a film and a set of posters, it was designed to encourage thought and debate about safety through promoting the three strands of ‘know-how, cooperation and choice’. Following last year’s extensive Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) culture survey, a series of supervisors’ safety seminars were given involving the Managing Director. These were run for both staff and contractors in the format of the television programme “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” with the Managing Director in the ‘hot seat’. A series of hypothetical questions were put to him which stimulated valuable debate and learning in a relaxed atmosphere. An essential part of any safety programme is good communication and a number of toolbox talks were also held concentrating on this theme.
Asset Integrity: We continue to make significant investment on maintenance and upgrades. For example, the Dunbar upgrade was completed as part of the cross site upgrade project which ensures our facilities offshore are maintained to the highest standards. We are also enabling better visibility of the status of integrity of safety critical equipment (SCE) through improvements in the reporting of our maintenance activities. A system for reporting the status of all planned and corrective maintenance on our SCEs is already in place. The results can also be linked to a ‘traffic lights’ report which gives the true status of corrective and planned maintenance.
Competence: the Competence Assurance Management System (CAMS) has now been officially accredited by OPITO, the UK oil and gas training and competency organisation, following a four day audit. This is the first system of its type adopted by a major oil and gas operator in the North Sea to be recognised in this way.
CAMS has now been implemented at all offshore locations and at St Fergus and will be extended to drilling and well services in 2011. It will also be used on Laggan-Tormore. CAMS is based on a full competency analysis of every job performed at a site or installation conducted under OPITO Company Management System (CMS) guidelines. The aim is to concentrate on specific requirements and reviews are carried out by trained assessors observing normal work as it is performed. CAMS identifies any gap in skills and appropriate training is put in place as quickly as possible. The system enables individuals to monitor and continuously demonstrate their competency against their own competency profile. Contractors are also required to adopt systems and procedures that equal the TEP UK CAMS standard.
Thorough Review: TEP UK continued the ‘Thorough Review’ that was started in 2009 with the review of the Alwyn Safety Case following the amendments to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations. In 2010 the Elgin-Franklin and Dunbar reviews were conducted and involved a rigorous examination of working and functions with participation from engineering, technical and operational personnel, asset integrity experts and senior managers.