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MEASURING OUR SUCCESS
Spotlight On: Terry Bonno
In 2008, Hess began using the Jack Bates deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig for an exploration program in the Carnarvon Basin off Western Australia. Four years and 20 wells later, the Jack Bates team drilled with top safety performance, which was recently recognized by our customer.
Hess Management knew the emphasis Transocean puts on making safety a number one priority and they benchmarked their safety regime off of Transocean’s. As George Lumsden, Hess Australia’s drilling manager, explained, “to ensure that everyone on the rig was following the same guidelines … we elected to follow Transocean’s rules. With our team and Transocean’s crew and anything up to 12 contract companies operating on the rig at one time, it was important that everyone was working from the same page.”
Jack Bates safety performance reflected this team effort throughout the four-year program.
From 2008 to 2010, the team went 700 days without a Recordable Incident, which set the precedent for the more than 365 days without a Recordable Incident from 2010 until the contract ended in July of this year. Given the diversity of the team and drilling challenges at unprecedented deepwater levels, clear safety guidelines helped guide the team to achieve the 20-well drilling program with top safety performance.
“The successful drilling program completion is gratifying for us at Transocean because that is what we strive for every day – to perform above expectations and safely execute our operations,” said Julian Soles, Sector Manager, Australia, Timor Sea and New Zealand.
“Transocean’s safety guidelines and policies not only helped assure safe operations aboard Jack Bates, but also helped build our relationship with our customer and their confidence to safely operate future wells.”
Congratulations to the entire Jack Bates team and all the best with her current work for Santos in Australia.