• Measurements,
  • Audits,
  • Inspections,
  • Information around anomalies and accidents,
  • Records,
  • HSE KPIs.

This performance monitoring ensures that our HSE system is optimally implemented throughout ENGIE E&P International.

Measurements

At ENGIE E&P International, we report and analyse a range of different measurements. And when needed, we take corrective and preventive actions to reduce risks.

  • Environmental emission measurements

  • Personnel health monitoring measurements

  • Air monitoring measurements

  • Process monitoring measurements

We use measurements to detect HSE situations that are not directly visible or detectable. Our low and high thresholds automatically signal the need for corrective action. The analysis of measured data makes it possible to take corrective action that helps us to achieve the desired HSE results under operability and economic constraints.

Audits

We regularly audit the implementation of all aspects of our HSE Management System. Each of our audits follows a series of steps:
  • Define the audit’s scope,
  • Understand the issues,
  • Observe audited activity and obtain relevant information,
  • Analyse the information using reference documents and experience,
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the observed situations and any discrepancies,
  • Provide feedback and conclusions to those who provided the information,
  • Generate and recommend corrective actions to improve HSE performance,
  • Follow up on implementing corrective actions,
  • Determine and track remaining progress to be accomplished.

Neutral parties that are not responsible for the audited activity perform our audits. The relevant Management is responsible for taking any necessary corrective actions.

Inspections

In addition to audits, we regularly inspect all equipment and installations. These inspections take place according to established schedules or when indicated by continuous diagnostic systems.

We ensure that valid inspection and test certificates are up to date for relevant equipment, such as:
  • Pressure vessels, high-pressure lines and production-test lines,
  • Lifting appliances and shackles, drilling line and cranes,
  • Anchors, chains and/or mooring lines,
  • Emergency response equipment.
When applicable, we also organise ‘safer and cleaner technology’ surveys to benefit from improvements to well technology, such as:
  • Perforating equipment without the potentially dangerous primary explosive, immune to radio operation and transportable by helicopter,
  • Nuclear logging with no surface radioactive calibration source,
  • Kick alert system during drilling,
  • Continuous mixers for cement and well treatment substances leaving no waste at the surface,
  • Logging while drilling equipment with fishable radioactive sources,
  • Well testing with green burner and fluid sampling without mercury
Anomalies & incidents :

In all activities carried out under the leadership of ENGIE E&P International, all anomalies, near-misses, incidents, and accidents will be reported and analyzed. Corrective actions will be taken to reduce risks.

Accidents, incidents, near misses, and anomalies result from a combination of causes called a cause tree. There are three categories of causes that should be understood:

  • Causes related to the laws of physics.
  • Causes related to the human errors that led personnel to lose control of the process.
  • Causes related to the HSE Management System that let the human error occur.

The corrective actions will be taken on the root causes to reduce risks and improve future HSE performance.

A non-blaming policy and transparency shall prevail in accident, incident, near miss, and anomaly analysis to promote sharing of experience and lessons learned to others.

Records

HSE activity records help establish the correlation between HSE measures and results. These records include:
  • HSE evaluations,
  • Anomalies, incident and accident reports, and follow-up actions,
  • Audits and inspections and follow-up actions,
  • Monitoring measurements and follow-up actions,
  • Complaints and observations,
  • Good behaviour and best practices.

HSE KPIs

ENGIE E&P International Management has selected a set of lagging and leading indicators to follow our HSE performance. These KPIs address five major areas: People, Major Risks, Environment, Personnel Competency, and Management Leadership. HSE key performance indicators for 2013 are given ….