LLOG and SLB Earn 2024 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards

NOIA Press Statement, Congress
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 18, 2024
NOIA Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464 | jwilliams@nullnoia.org

LLOG and SLB Earn 2024 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards
 SLB earns the Safety Practice Award, LLOG wins the Culture of Safety Award

Washington, D.C. - The National Ocean Industries Association is pleased to announce LLOG and SLB are winners of the 2024 NOIA Safety in Seas Award Competition. LLOG is the Culture of Safety winner while SLB won the Safety Practice award.

The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods, or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety. The Culture of Safety Award honors overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable, and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time.

NOIA President Erik Milito congratulated SLB and LLOG saying, "Success is not attained in isolation; rather, it's a rising tide that uplifts everyone. The diverse range of companies participating in the Safety in Seas competition underscores the collective dedication to safety performance, innovation, and culture across the entire offshore energy service and supply chain, spanning all energy segments. We commend SLB and LLOG for their outstanding entries, which exemplify a shared commitment to enhancing the human element of safety, among other things. From leveraging neuroscience and behavioral sciences to fostering a culture of empowered safety, their respective initiatives are marked by compelling success metrics. I extend my gratitude to SLB, LLOG, and all Safety in Seas entrants for their robust submissions and steadfast dedication to safety and innovation."

Eric Zimmermann, COO of LLOG, said, “In our nearly 50 years of operation, LLOG has built its reputation as a trusted operator with a commitment to safe practices, environmental stewardship, and adhering to the highest ethical standards. As a private company, we have fostered a culture that treats our employees and contractors as family. We attribute our success to our talented workforce and our adherence to activities focused with the utmost regard for the well-being of those team members.  We are proud to be the recipients of the NOIA Culture of Safety Award and for the industry at large to recognize our employees’ uncompromising commitment to safety every day.”

Wallace Pescarini, President Offshore Atlantic for SLB, said, “At SLB, we have a long history of innovation—not only in technology and performance, but also in driving continuous improvement of safety practices for our people and operations around the world. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to safety and it is our sincere hope that our experiences can help others to continue improving the safety of their operations for the collective benefit of all. We compete in many arenas, but safety is one where we work together across companies and sectors and it is thanks to the commitments, collaborations, and integrity of our people, our partners, and our customers to speak up, that we have achieved these milestones.”

Devan Raj, Vice President HSE for SLB, said, “For almost a century, our people have been at the forefront of technological development in the energy sector. Throughout that time, a constant focus has been working safely for our people, operations, customers, suppliers, and communities. Today, we have a risk-based approach that enables us to identify, and proactively address, key safety risks. That’s why our internal standard is to be “not just safe, but SLB safe!” It is a great honor to be recognized for our efforts by NOIA, and we hope that our work will inform and inspire others in their own safety programs.”


About the LLOG Culture of Safety Entry 
LLOG's entry outlines a remarkable journey towards fostering an empowered safety culture. Leaders at LLOG have methodically cultivated a supportive and transparent environment that encourages the sharing of concerns, mistakes, and observations. The response of leadership, particularly to adverse news, plays a pivotal role in nurturing this environment. One tangible manifestation of this empowered safety culture is LLOG's Subsea Integrity Management Program (SIMP). SIMP represents a risk-based safety approach to managing critical subsea components. It utilizes digital twins empowered by machine learning algorithms to analyze standard monitoring data and conduct real-time engineering assessments of subsea components. Importantly, SIMP is integrated throughout the design process, not just post start-up. As a result of this safety-focused approach, LLOG consistently surpasses industry averages in safety metrics.

About the SLB Safety Practice Entry
SLB's Safety Practice entry sheds light on a common industry challenge: what occurs when safety performance levels off? SLB's response was to harness the power of people engagement and behavioral sciences. They concentrated on amplifying the engagement of both employees and contractors, empowering them to voice concerns at any given moment. One notable initiative, the Live Well Program, is part of a holistic health strategy addressing mental health and emotional well-being. Moreover, SLB is currently piloting the Unlock Your Power program, which furnishes employees with tools and strategies to bolster self-awareness and resilience to stress, integrating neuroscience, attention training, and emotional intelligence awareness. In tandem with the continuous adoption of digital tools utilizing artificial intelligence, teams can leverage video monitoring and gather insights from previously unmonitored data to further augment positive reinforcement and continuous improvement efforts. Despite a double-digit percentage increase in activity within SLB’s North America Offshore GeoUnit, they reported zero automotive accidents and a 13% decrease in injury frequency. Additionally, transitioning from a one-size-fits-all to a fit-for-purpose safety methodology resulted in a 30% reduction in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) over the past five years, accompanied by a notable 115% increase in the report rate per employee per year.


The award-winning entries from LLOG and SLB were evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and two industry safety consultants.

NOIA has held the SIS awards competition since 1978 to recognize those who contribute to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry. The awards are sponsored by Compass Publications.


About LLOG
LLOG Exploration Company L.L.C. is a privately-owned exploration and production company in the United States. LLOG’s corporate headquarters is in Covington, Louisiana and the Company has an office in Houston, Texas. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at  http://www.llog.com.

About SLB
SLB (NYSE: SLB) is a global technology company that drives energy innovation for a balanced planet. With a global footprint in more than 100 countries and employees representing almost twice as many nationalities, we work each day on innovating oil and gas, delivering digital at scale, decarbonizing industries, and developing and scaling new energy systems that accelerate the energy transition. Find out more at slb.com.

About the National Ocean Industries Association
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.

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