Health, safety and environmental performance system

Mohammed S. Alotaibi, Kyle W. Divine, Mohammad M. Qahtani

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"Protect your hands, you need them to pick up your pay check." The approach in this paper will not discuss the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) aspects directly; rather it will discuss HSE methodologies and deployment of software applications as well emerging technology utilized in collecting and analyzing data to improve HSE aspects within the drilling and workover field. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs outlines two levels within its pyramid related to HSE, Fig. 1. Maslow's theory begins with physiological and safety levels and consisting of food, sleep, exertion, and security of body of health and of property.

Figure 1

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid.

Within this context, HSE performance has to go through intensive processes to develop progressive HSE management programs, recommendations, key performance indicators (KPIs) and reports to improve the overall performance in an organization. Within the Drilling and Workover organization, HSE is a major operational KPI intended to:

Increase the transparency of incident reporting culture.

Increase the awareness and culture of HSE in all workplaces.

Open new opportunities to redesign and improve HSE aspects.

Decrease incidents over time.

Form several training programs for rig personnel.

Multiple HSE software applications have been introduced into the day-to-day business of all drilling operational activities. This software has served as the processing system where all HSE data flows to facilitate careful analysis of every aspect related to HSE within the organization to enable visualization of relevant HSE trends. This accumulated data consists of thousands upon thousands of records and is a combination of inspection findings, behavioral-based safety observations (unsafe acts and unsafe conditions), incident investigations, employee training and HSE systems, procedures and administrative controls.

The overall result is improved drilling and workover business intelligence in regards to overall HSE performance and improved confidence in management decisions related to contractor performance as well as improvements in HSE KPI performance. The record shows that over time many HSE incidents decreased in frequency. Thanks to the available data, our organization is positioning itself to begin recognizing specific incidents prior to their occurrence and to implement preventive measures to prevent the incidents manifestation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
EventSPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain
Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017


ConferenceSPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama


  • health and safety
  • HSE performance


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