BP Exploration Caspian Sea (BP Caspian) is the operator of a number of major projects in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian and Trans-Caucasus region. Exploration activities were initiated in 1994, since then the scope and diversity of exploration and production activities have expanded rapidly.

The diversity of BP Caspian's operations, and the fact that they are carried out over three countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey) has lead to a certain degree of legislative complexity. BP Caspian operates under a number of agreements between BP-led operating consortia and host country governments. These agreements, which include Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), Host Government Agreements (HGAs) and Inter-Government Agreements (IGAs), establish many of the standards against which health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) performance within BP Caspian is measured. The complicated nature of these regulatory requirements is the key driver for BP Caspian's compliance focused HSSE Management System.

This paper describes the development and implementation of BP Caspian's HSSE Management System and provides additional detail on three key focus areas, namely:

Legal and Other Requirements; Documentation; and Audit.

Progress towards safe and green operations as a result of these elements of the Management System is then presented.

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