Abstract

Oil and Gas processing operations comprise of numerous activities that are hazardous in nature including dangerous equipment and harmful process fluids. Contractors are the key and major work force in all construction projects in Oil & Gas sector. Managing Contractors' Safety has become extremely challenging in view of the large number of contractors' work force deployed/spread over many oil fields for execution of various projects including strategic / complex in nature and importance. Being an industry leader of the Kuwait state and with an objective of becoming regional leader in Middle East, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is working to manage the issues related to contractor Safety Management effectively. West Kuwait (WK) fields in KOC are situated in the desert areas predominantly and comprises of oil fields such as Umm Gadair, Minagish, Dharif, Abdaliyah etc. The operations spread over these fields make it really challenging in managing the contractors and their HSE performance.

In order to improve and sustain the progress of Contractor safety Management, a systematic approach process was developed to evaluate and monitor by adopting various themes/aspects involving all levels of KOC Management in line with the Company's HSEMS procedures/Standards applicable to construction worksites and site offices of West Kuwait projects and contractors.

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