2012 Innovation Awards Winners at SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

With more than 1,500 attendees from around the globe and for the first time in the history of the SPE/APPEA HSE International Conference, awards were presented to recognise excellence and innovation in health and safety performance and environmental management at the conference dinner. These innovation awards serve to provide inspiration and to demonstrate how the industry is continuously raising the bar in health, safety and environmental performance, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.

Innovation Awards – Winners, Highly Commended and Participation Certificates


  • Highly commended: Chevron Nigeria Ltd. – Workplace Wellness Initiative
  • Winner: Schlumberger – HSE for Youth


  • Highly commended: Oil Spill Response Limited – Freezing Moments
  • Winner: Hess Corporation, Bakken Project, UBU and The Risk Tool Box – Application of Energy Control and LOTO to Oil Pumping Units


  • High commended: Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. – Gorgon Shore Crossing on Barrow Island
  • Winner: Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. – Control Charts: An Innovative Approach for Ecological Impact Assessment of Rare Species


  • Winner: Woodside Energy Ltd – The Good Day Frequency: Woodside’s New Measure for Health, Safety & Environmental Performance

Certificates of Participation

  • Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd  365 Days Lessons Learned – TODAY in the PAST
  • NOV IntelliServ – Identify, Analyze and Control Well Control Events, Independent from Surface Measurements
  • Saipem SPA – Saipem’s 5 Leading Behaviours – an Innovative way to support cultural change
  • Murphy Pipe and Civil Constructions  Australian introduction of spiderplough technology
  • Almansoori Specialized Engineering  Health Monitoring Management System
  • Schlumberger – Malaria Prevention Program
  • PT Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ – The Contractor Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (CSMS) Online
  • IPIECA  Water Risk Assessment Tools for the Oil and Gas Sector
  • QGC, Arrow Energy, Santos, Origin Energy – Surat Basin Rotary Wing Aero Medical Evacuation Service
  • Shell Exploration and Production Co – Shell Appalachia Site Selection Screening Process web tool
  • JGC Corporation – JGC Noise Control Engineering
  • Equitable Origin – Voluntary Certification: A significant value proposition for the oil and gas industry
  • BP America – Innovative Solutions for Monitoring Compliance during a Response Action: Experience from Deepwater Horizon
  • T&C Marine, a division of Thomas & Coffey Limited – HST Bio-Security
  • Chevron Australia Pty Ltd – Elastic Resistance Training – Innovation in sprains and strains prevention
  • Tankz Pty Ltd – Octapit
  • Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd – Remote Real-Time Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Synaptor Pty Ltd – Synaptor Observations
  • PTTEP Australasia – Line of Sight System for Daily Oversight of MAE Barriers
  • OMV Aktiengesellshaft – Major Accident Event Study – Implementation& follow up
  • Esso Australia Pty Ltd, Barry Beach Marine Terminal –  Small Group Safety Meetings – the catalyst for conversation
  • Schlumberger – Innovative Ways to Inspire New Employees to Embrace an HSE Culture
  • Schlumberger – Regional Journey Management Center: a step change in driving safety
  • Schlumberger – Fatigue Management Training & Awareness Program
  • BP Berau Ltd – Environmental Management in Sensitive Area – Challenge and Lessons Learned from Tangguh operations
  • Superior Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd – Development and Introduction of Safe Working Instructions
  • Chevron Australia Pty Ltd – Fatality Prevention – Field Engagement Tool
  • Esso Highlands Limited (Subsidiary of ExxonMobil) – PNG LNG Project Safety Champion Program
  • Esso Highlands Limited (Subsidiary of ExxonMobil) – PNG LNG Project Jetty & Pipeline Shore Approach Redesign Minimizing Environmental Impact
  • Oil Search (PNG) Limited – Oil Search Health Service – Owning the Management of Health
  • Petrotechnics Limited – Proscient Operational Performance & Predictive Risk
  • Shell International Exploration Company B.V. – The Life-Saving Rules. Shell’s approach to significantly reducing work-related fatalities
  • Beach Energy Ltd – Beach Energy Health and Wellness Expo
  • Schlumberger – Offshore Tool Shipping Basket: SLB engineering solution
  • Schlumberger – “High Risk” Equipment Access Controller