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Oando achieves five years without lost time injury

By Sulaimon Salau
17 February 2015   |   11:00 pm
OANDO Energy Services Limited (OESL), an indigenous operator of swamp drilling rigs services has successfully achieved five years of continuous operations without Lost Time Injury (LTI) on its flagship rig, ‘OES Teamwork’.    The company, in a statement made available to the Guardian described the feat as  a reflection of Oando’s commitment to service excellence…

OANDO Energy Services Limited (OESL), an indigenous operator of swamp drilling rigs services has successfully achieved five years of continuous operations without Lost Time Injury (LTI) on its flagship rig, ‘OES Teamwork’. 

  The company, in a statement made available to the Guardian described the feat as  a reflection of Oando’s commitment to service excellence to both its internal and external stakeholders.

  LTI is a measure of injury sustained on the job, capable of preventing a worker from performing or continuing a task or resulting in operational downtime. It is an oil and gas industry benchmark that evaluates adherence to safety and environmental requirements in the course of operations.

  Besides, LTI is a critical Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for Oando’s conformity with best practices within the oil and gas industry.

  According to Oando, the ‘OES Teamwork’ swamp rig has successfully drilled, completed, and worked on 19 Wells, since it commenced operation in 2010. The rig is the first 3,000 HP modern swamp drilling barge to operate in the Niger Delta, and is equipped with 15,000 psi Blowout Preventers (BOP), which are designed to drill High Pressure/ High Temperature (HPHT) wells to depths of 30,000 ft.

    Chief Executive Officer, OESL,  Bandele Badejo said: “A hearty congratulations to the ‘OES Teamwork’ team on the achievement of five years without a Lost Time Incident (LTI). This noteworthy achievement is a validation of the safe work culture and compliance to EHSSQ processes on our rigs notwithstanding a rig’s operational status. I commend the team’s unrelenting commitment in maintaining an incident free rig in spite of challenges instigated by the current downtown in the industry.  

  “We envisage a positive outlook for the industry in the second quarter of this year and urge our rig teams to continuously maintain the implementation of world class safety standard activities will pick-up thereby easing our cash-flow challenges.”

    Chief Environmental Health Safety Security and Quality Officer, Oando Plc, Chjioke Akwukwuma also praised the achievement saying: This is a significant and laudable feat in the history of OESL and within the Oando Group.