This paper describes Anadarko's experience and EHS performance results in recent exploratory drilling campaigns offshore Brazil. The relationship between EHS performance with a recognition program implemented for contractors on offshore dedicated installations is discussed. This program is being considered a potential efficient management tool for future operations because reinforce and supports the management tools already implemented by contractors. This so called "Anadarko EHS Incentive Plan" has been developed aiming to achieve the EHS goals measured by leading and lagging performance indicators. Workers receive cash bonus according to pre-defined criteria previously discussed with contractors, considering the achievement of the goals (overall and individual ones) in proportion to number of days on board. This plan involves the contractor's management engagement including the effective payment to their personnel under reimbursement by Anadarko.

Since the beginning of this Incentive Plan in 2006, three offshore exploratory wells have been drilled in two Blocks using three rigs (two different owners) and 12 supply vessels (five different owners). No oil spills to the sea occurred and just one recordable safety incident occurred, in all periods of drilling operations. One other recordable incident occurred in the transit of the rig from the GOM to Brazil, in the 2008 operation, not related to the drilling operations. The lagging indicators for all these Anadarko drilling operations achieved a significant high EHS performance. Considering the three year operation, an average TRIR of 0.36 was achieved if one recordable incident is considered, and 0.71 if one considers the two incidents. In both cases, the Anadarko International goal of 0.8 TRIR was easily met by this performance. Therefore, these results motivate the continuity and improvement of this recognition program among other management tools applied by Anadarko in Brazil. This paper also summarizes the Anadarko's EHS-MS approach as a whole, highlighting the relationship with contractors. Despite the good results achieved, other indicators have also been considered, such as some recorded High Potential near misses which call the attention for continuous improvement.

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