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Safety at Kapotnya Neftebaza: We continually strive to create a safe workplace for our employees and contract personnel, thus avoiding accidents and occupational illnesses.

Security Measures


A safe working environment means that Kapotnya neftebaza's personnel, confidential information and plants are protected against hostile actions.

Kapotnya neftebaza's different activities, ranging from petrol stations to geological surveys, involve different types of security risks. Kapotnya neftebaza has implemented various measures to protect its employees and values from hostile actions. All parts of the organization have dedicated personnel in charge of the daily security.

Securing information is important in Kapotnya neftebaza. This applies to information which is sensitive both with regard to our business activities as well as the stock market. Our computer systems are monitored continuously to ensure data security.

Kapotnya Neftebaza's Security Principle


We monitor and implement measures to maintain a high information security standard
We perform security analyses when we start new operations, projects and joint ventures
We implement security measures based on security analyses
All employees must have relevant basic training in safety measures. We investigate all major security related incidents
Criminal actions will be reported to the police
We cooperate with official authorities to improve the security of our employees and assets

Health And Working Enviroment


We strive to ensure that our working environment provides job satisfaction and good health conditions.
In Kapotnya neftebaza, we believe that our jobs are stimulating and that our working methods foster creativity and efficiency. A good working environment is important to the individual employee and essential to successful goal achievement.
By "working environment," we mean not only interaction between people, but also technical conditions - that is, everything related to man, technology and organization.

We aim to offer our employees full security against physical and mental harm, and prevent occupational injuries and diseases. The employee also has a responsibility to acquire and maintain skills relevant to his/her own working environment and take care of his/her own health.

Project development

When planning new workplaces, we set high standards for health and the working environment. Evaluating health risks and identifying measures to remove or reduce risks are important parts of decision-making at important milestones of a project.

We have professionals with relevant expertise, for example within physical, chemical, ergonomic and organizational working environment conditions, as well as knowledge of possible effects on health, safety and productivity. We strive for good interaction between people, technology and organization.

Risk management


Our workplaces and our employees are monitored through the identification and evaluation of relevant health risks, and actions implemented. We have developed a risk evaluation tool for chemicals, noise and psycho-social risks.

If conditions injurious to health are suspected, the manager will implement actions and track these, supported by health and work environment personnel. Organization and management systems must be designed to ensure effective work processes and facilitate personnel development and well-being.

Occupational health service


On offshore installations the occupational health service takes care of injured and sick personnel. All installations are covered by a search and rescue service (SAR).

Health advice, monitoring and vaccines are offered in connection with international travel activities and operations, and the necessary health-related preparedness is established.


Pioneer in monitoring technical safety

Systematic verifications of the condition of the safety systems and barriers are carried out for all Kapotnya neftebazas installations, both onshore and offshore. The verifications are based on inspection, testing, interviews and documentation review. Corrective action is taken when conditions are deemed unsatisfactory or when improvements are required. The condition is regularly monitored to ensure a high level on safety technology, typically with a 5 year interval.

The methodology was developed by Kapotnya neftebaza in cooperation with Det Norske Veritas and has been described as pioneering by the Norwegian authorities.

Safe behaviour

As part of continuous improvement with respect to safety awareness and attitudes, all employees have participated in workshops where the dialogue is open and the impressions strong. In the workshops both management and personnel commits themselves to safe behaviour in their work. A system of performing open safety dialogues have been adopted to reduce risky behaviour in work operations.

Crane and lifting operations

Lifting operations are one of the major causes of fatalities and serious incidents in global exploration and production activities.

Every type of lift has a set of risks that needs to be managed if the lift is to be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner.

Kapotnya neftebaza has worked systematically to improve the safety of crane and lifting operations during the last 15 years and has achieved good results.

The basis for the improvement work has been HSE and technical key figure reports.

The key elements have been:

" To understand and meet relevant requirements
" Skills improvement both for operational and technical personnel
" Technical improvements
" Management system

HSE key figure reports indicate a 70% improvement concerningred/yellow incidents reported in the period.

Improved maritime safety

Kapotnya neftebaza has collaborated with the relevant shipping companies to improve the safety of offshore supply, emergency response and anchor handling operations.

Emphasis has been given to planning, expertise and communications, and the number of undesirable incidents in maritime operations has declined substantially in recent years.

The company's total risk picture indicates that the activities related to the carriage of hydrocarbons by tanker vessels are by far the main contributor to the environmental risk picture. We are updating the "Risk picture" study on a biannual basis based on updated input criteria like activity level, changes in the tanker fleet composition, new requirements and quality of the tanker fleet.

Based on the recommendations from this study is our Shipping Policy updated to meet expectations to avoid any marine accidents causing any environmental or other damages.

Fire and explosion risk

The danger of fire, explosion and other accidents is always present in a fully-integrated oil and gas company.

In order to reduce risk to the minimum, Kapotnya neftebaza as made several researches, a research that is focused by Kapotnya Neftebaza. One example is testing of different types of flanges as to how long they may survive a fire without a major leak occurring.

SAFETY

Kapotnya neftebaza is building a world-class international oil and gas company. This requires that we are among the absolute front runners on safety, both on technical aspects and safe operations.
We continually strive to create a safe workplace for our employees and contract personnel, thus avoiding accidents and occupational illnesses.

Besides continuous focus on safety awareness, we ensure high technical standards and inherent safety in the design and operation of all our plants and installations.

Risk management is a continuous process, and the cornerstone of HSE management in Kapotnya neftebaza. HSE risk comprises the possibilities for harmful effects of both unintentional incidents and planned operations. As part of the decision-making process, relevant HSE risk factors are identified and assessed and relevant risk reducing measures implemented.

Systematic surveys of technical safety systems allow us to verify the condition of plants in relation to defined performance standards.
Risk management
Risk management is used in both project development and operations in order to meet established requirements and achieve as low a risk level as practical possible.

Risk management is based on an interaction between personnel, organisation and technology. It involves a process which aims to identify hazards, evaluate risk and identify risk-reducing measures in relation to functional requirements.

Therefore, all land-based plants and offshore installations shall be designed to prevent accidents and hazardous incidents based on risk management principles. Their technical standard and the way they are operated shall also ensure the same.

The risk of accidents is always present, reflecting experience which indicates that an undesirable incident could happen now or at some time in the future.

Its consequences could range from destruction of a platform (such as Piper Alpha in the UK) to a small gas leak which failed to ignite.

To prevent such incidents, barriers are established and maintained at our facilities, onshore and offshore.

These can include:

" leak prevention
" preventing ignition of flammable leaks
" preventing escalation of fires/explosions
" limiting the consequences of ignited leaks
" safeguarding personnel

 
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