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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183594-MS
... discoloration of the coastline to activities of oil companies. There has also been dissatisfaction expressed in the inefficiencies of the Jubilee environmental impact assessment conducted before the start of operations. This project served to ascertain if indeed oil companies in Ghana were complying with...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183577-MS
... Company (SPDC) and definitely the Wells Organization, and has since ardently pursued this goal. A major step in operationalizing "Goal Zero" was the introduction of the twelve (12) life saving rules. Prior to this time, the company mostly operated with its three golden rules; Comply with the law...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183595-MS
... specific use or broaden it to make it more robust. (King, 2012) Abstract In the oil and gas industry, the criticality of safety is at the heart of all projects and operations, as the direct and indirect costs of just one accident can be sufficient to make any of the major multinational companies...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183604-MS
... Abstract A simultaneous operation (SIMOP) is defined as two or more independent operations (such as drilling, workover, wire!ine, facilities construction, etc.) conducted under common operational control in which the activities of any one operation may impact the safety of personnel, equipment...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183607-MS
... water etc. Abstract The first major deepwater oil discovery was made in Ghana during 2007. Since then over 50 deepwater wells have been drilled by various operators using Low Toxicity Oil Based drilling fluids. Discharge of drilled cuttings to the ocean with residual oil on cuttings has been...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183600-MS
... for drilling etc. waste treatment and recycling and where necessary disposal; Assisting the service sector as well as operators with compliance of internal company standards regarding waste management stewardship; Partnering the waste management and recycling companies to share lessons learned...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183583-MS
... Abstract In the new oil province of Ghana, numerous deep water exploration and appraisal wells have accumulated over recent years, particularly since the first major oil discovery in 2007. Different operators have been involved and different technical standards applied in Well suspension and/or...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, October 4–6, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-183576-MS
... unnecessary damages; Minimize unavoidable damages; Restore damages; and Offset any residual damage to ecosystems. Here, we describe highly innovative approaches used in Avoidance, Minimization, and Restoration of impacts presented as a model for future operations in similar sensitive ecosystems. A simplified...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170573-MS
... National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and once approved an EIA licence is issued. Tullow recognises that both the ESIA and the Site-Specific assessment (SSA) process are key planning tools for environmental and social management for Tullow Kenya operations. But due to the lack of project...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170574-MS
... Abstract TEPK opened its office in Nairobi in November 2012, to manage its oil exploration activities. TEPK is the operator of Block L22. As part of its mission, TEPK started consultations with stakeholders (in February 2013), prior to carrying out different studies related to its offshore...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170230-MS
... impacts of their footprint. More importantly, the investments they are making today are laying the foundation for operationalizing their commitments tomorrow. Case 1 is about integration. Statoil is a new operator in Angola, with extensive experience in the NCS (North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170208-MS
.... We must make sure the that exploration operations expecially seismic activities and drilling operations and design of Rigs, Production platform design, Production Infrastructures and operations must be different from business as usual. There must be zero tolerance for pollution, flaring must be...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170212-MS
... developed through many routes – on-the-job training, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training, formal classroom learning, external classroom courses, through the use of Operator Training Simulators (OTS) or by simply doing a job for many years. What is becoming harder for many companies now though is...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170231-MS
...-Management and Audit Scheme) and later with ISO 14001 EMS. Shell in Nigeria developed a phased approach to ISO 14001 certification of its operations, starting with the Alakiri Gas and Oil production facilities in 1997, with the goal to maintain transparency, demonstrate visibility and leadership commitment...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170220-MS
... to be adapted; ii) impact assessment needs to be a starting point to establishing a dynamic due diligence process – a concept that cannot be fulfilled in a single step. Not only can project or company activity change, but the operating context and stakeholder concerns change; due diligence of human...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170213-MS
... any industry and society. Adverse impacts of lingering crises threaten oil and gas operations around the world. The study focused on ongoing crises in the industry, the trend of escalation in a region, and implications on the future of oil and gas activities. Conditions were tested against coping...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170218-MS
... Abstract The management and protection of water resources is critical for sustainable development. To effectively manage the challenges and opportunities related to water resources, oil and gas operators should look beyond their fenceline and beyond legal compliance. Companies are increasingly...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170227-MS
... how these problematic aspects can be addressed and alleviated through the early identification and operationalization of requirements, to create an effective permit management system. Solutions we explore will include the following: Formal aspects such as development of dual systems for permit...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170233-MS
... performed on the Block 17 operated by the Affiliate, on an abandoned well ACACIA 4. LULA was the opportunity to try and check various aspects of a major oil spill response, including: The management of a major emergency, through the mobilization of the entire Emergency Response Organization of TOTAL, in...
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Paper presented at the SPE African Health, Safety, Security, and Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, September 15–17, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170228-MS
... Abstract Recent years have seen an increasing recognition in the oil and gas industry of the need to incorporate cultural heritage as a consideration when assessing the likely impact of operations and production on the environment. This paper presents a recent case study relating to Shell's...

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