An essential element of any improvement program is the measure of existing performance needs, as well as identification of new and future needs. This paper presents Process Safety KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) for Wells and Drilling activities, created by a committee in a Brazilian Energy Company comprised by experienced professionals with expertise in those activities. The continuous improvement of Process Safety Management in this company leaned on four steps: accidents (definition of process safety anomalies), competence, diagnostics and implementation of effective leading and lagging process safety metrics. The company understands that said continuous improvement can be achieved through the definition of accidents, incidents and Process Safety deviations, awareness promotion, process safety training (developed in cooperation with the Corporate University), definition of Process Safety Management elements at corporate level and development and implementation of effective leading and lagging process safety metrics with periodic critical analysis.
Monitoring and analysis of results derived from Process Safety Indicators provide inputs to the continuous improvement process in Safety Management. In fact, these results make it possible to focus efforts on the weaknesses identified and to determine potential opportunities for improvement. Furthermore, throughout the maturation time of these indicators, it is possible to verify those that are most representative for the process under analysis and the need for reformulation or exclusion of some metrics during the trial period.