ExxonMobil Receives 2001 NOIA Safety in Seas Award

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Ocean Industries Association

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent selection committee
 comprised of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Minerals Management
 Service, and the National Academy of Sciences announced its finding that
 ExxonMobil Development Company's Hoover-Diana Project is the winner of the
 2001 NOIA Safety in Seas Award. The committee cited the project's innovative
 use of site safety indicators, as well as a partnership approach to safety
 performance that highlights cooperative safety measures between the project
 owner, contractor, and individual workers.
     Sponsored by Compass Publications, the prestigious Safety in Seas Award
 recognizes the excellence among those who, by their actions, design, or
 influence, have contributed to improving the safety of life offshore. The
 award was instituted in 1978 following a submersible accident that took the
 lives of four ocean pioneers, and is intended to honor all those in the ocean
 industries who brave considerable risks in the course of their duties -- and
 those who work to see that such risks are minimized.
     Morris Foster, President of ExxonMobil Development Company stated, "The
 Hoover-Diana project represents world class achievement for ExxonMobil in many
 respects; from a world water depth record for a drilling and production
 platform, to a state of the art technology adaptation for deepwater production
 systems. As important as these achievements are, none is more important that
 our safety performance. For Hoover-Diana, that translated to a safety record
 seven times better than industry average. We take pride in that achievement."
     NOIA President Tom Fry added, "At NOIA we are pleased to acknowledge the
 unparalleled record of industrial safety achieved by the ocean industries.
 ExxonMobil has shown itself a leader in safety, and we congratulate them on
 this impressive achievement."
     The National Ocean Industries Association is the only national trade
 association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an
 interest in the exploration and production of hydrocarbon resources on the
 nation's Outer Continental Shelf. The NOIA membership is comprised of more
 than 270 companies engaged in numerous business activities ranging from
 producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore
 construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to
 finance and insurance.
     NOIA focuses on two core issues: securing reliable access to the nation's
 valuable hydrocarbon resources in order that they may be developed, produced
 and supplied in an environmentally responsible manner; and improving the
 economic climate for NOIA members to do business in the United States.
 
 

SOURCE National Ocean Industries Association
    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent selection committee
 comprised of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Minerals Management
 Service, and the National Academy of Sciences announced its finding that
 ExxonMobil Development Company's Hoover-Diana Project is the winner of the
 2001 NOIA Safety in Seas Award. The committee cited the project's innovative
 use of site safety indicators, as well as a partnership approach to safety
 performance that highlights cooperative safety measures between the project
 owner, contractor, and individual workers.
     Sponsored by Compass Publications, the prestigious Safety in Seas Award
 recognizes the excellence among those who, by their actions, design, or
 influence, have contributed to improving the safety of life offshore. The
 award was instituted in 1978 following a submersible accident that took the
 lives of four ocean pioneers, and is intended to honor all those in the ocean
 industries who brave considerable risks in the course of their duties -- and
 those who work to see that such risks are minimized.
     Morris Foster, President of ExxonMobil Development Company stated, "The
 Hoover-Diana project represents world class achievement for ExxonMobil in many
 respects; from a world water depth record for a drilling and production
 platform, to a state of the art technology adaptation for deepwater production
 systems. As important as these achievements are, none is more important that
 our safety performance. For Hoover-Diana, that translated to a safety record
 seven times better than industry average. We take pride in that achievement."
     NOIA President Tom Fry added, "At NOIA we are pleased to acknowledge the
 unparalleled record of industrial safety achieved by the ocean industries.
 ExxonMobil has shown itself a leader in safety, and we congratulate them on
 this impressive achievement."
     The National Ocean Industries Association is the only national trade
 association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an
 interest in the exploration and production of hydrocarbon resources on the
 nation's Outer Continental Shelf. The NOIA membership is comprised of more
 than 270 companies engaged in numerous business activities ranging from
 producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore
 construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to
 finance and insurance.
     NOIA focuses on two core issues: securing reliable access to the nation's
 valuable hydrocarbon resources in order that they may be developed, produced
 and supplied in an environmentally responsible manner; and improving the
 economic climate for NOIA members to do business in the United States.
 
 SOURCE  National Ocean Industries Association