Weatherford International plc received two recognitions from Chevron affiliates highlighting performance at Chevron's operations in Angola and Australia.
The service company achieved a record of 15 years with zero lost-time incidents (LTI) at Chevron's Malongo Base in Cabinda, Angola. Additionally, Weatherford Tubular Running Services recently completed a large-scale deepwater development campaign for Chevron Australia with zero nonproductive time (NPT). These quality, health, safety, security and environment (QHSSE) achievements follow the Company's recognition of 2015 as the safest year in its history.
Weatherford has a robust Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS) and offers several technologies that mitigate risks to the health and safety of rig personnel. For example, the Weatherford mechanized casing-running system enhances safety and efficiency by making up stands of casing offline and racking them back in the derrick, all without manual handling. The mechanized casing-running system with 14-50 and 7.6-30 power tongs was instrumental in executing a nine-well campaign for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The campaign involved making up 6,923 tubular connections during 68 casing and completion operations, and was completed without NPT.
"The recent accomplishments in Angola and Australia are representative of how Weatherford has purposefully and systematically developed a culture of safety and service quality with a global reach," said John Raine, Vice President of QHSSE at Weatherford. "We passed a milestone in 2015, and we are continuing to improve on our record-setting safety performance in 2016."