Recognition and Awards

Baker Hughes Recognition Awards for HSE Excellence

The Chairman’s HSE Excellence Award and the President’s HSE Recognition Awards are our prestigious internal programs highlighting Baker Hughes teams that have achieved excellent health, safety, and environment (HSE) performance.

The Chairman’s Award recognizes sustained performance during the past three years and in 2014 was presented by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Craighead. Photos of the teams receiving their awards during a gala dinner are shown in the photo collage below.

The President’s Awards (Performance award and Perfect HSE Day award) recognize excellence during the past year and are awarded by the region or business segment president. For both awards, teams must have achieved 365 Perfect HSE Days during 2014.

The winners of the 2014 Chairman’s HSE Excellence Awards were:

  • Europe / Africa / Russia, Caspian Region––East South West Africa geomarket
  • Global Products and Services––Dubai Manufacturing and AMO
  • Latin America Region––Mendoza, Argentina Artificial Lift Systems
  • Middle East / Asia Pacific Region––Baker Hughes Vietnam
  • North America Region––Gulf of Mexico Drill Bits and Drilling Services

Customer Recognition

Baker Hughes employees work in close partnership with our customers to improve HSE and have received numerous accolades for their HSE improvements during 2014. Just a few examples are highlighted below:

Major operator in Malaysia gives Baker Hughes top award for HSE performance

Baker Hughes in Malaysia received a Gold Safety Award from Shell Malaysia for our 2014 HSE performance, the most prestigious recognition available at the operator’s annual awards event. Along with our excellent HSE performance, judges praised our process safety efforts, risk management, leadership engagement, and legal compliance. Southeast Asia Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Menon and his leadership team accepted the award from Shell Malaysia CEO Iain Lo.

Also in Malaysia, a silver category “S.A.F.E” Award was presented to Baker Hughes’s Wireline Services Operations by Carigali Hess Malaysia for achieving zero recordable injuries and making a significant contribution to the observation program. A Certificate of Excellence was awarded to Baker Hughes’s Completion and Well Intervention (CWI) Operations by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) Malaysia for achieving three million man-hours in 2014 without a lost time injury. Finally, an Outstanding HSE Performance Award was presented to Baker Hughes’s CWI Operations by PCSB Malaysia for achieving one million man-hours without a lost time injury in May 2014.

ConocoPhillips awarded Baker Hughes, Alaska the 2014 HSE Excellence Award for their active role in achieving an incident-free culture; functioning HSE management system; zero recordable injuries; and progress on the HSE business plan.

In Vietnam, Baker Hughes employees received recognition from several clients. Rosneft Vietnam presented an Outstanding Safety Achievement Award to the Baker Hughes Upstream Chemicals team for 12 years of safe operations. In addition, the Baker Hughes Vietnam team was presented with a Safety Excellence Performance Award from Petrovietnam Exploration and Production Corporation for six months of operations without a recordable injury.

Also, our downstream chemicals team in Baytown, Texas, celebrated a safety milestone. ExxonMobil congratulated the Baker Hughes Baytown team for achieving 19 years of service with no recordable safety incidents.

Industry Recognition

Baker Hughes wins the Center for Offshore Safety's 2015 Safety Leadership Award

Baker Hughes' Upstream Process Safety program was recognized for its outstanding contributions to improving safety management through leadership, communication and teamwork among service companies and drilling contractors at the Center for Offshore Safety's (COS) annual luncheon at OTC.  The award process includes nomination by customers and other contractors throughout the Gulf of Mexico, and final voting is conducted by the Board members of COS. Two awards are given annually; one recognizing contractors and one for operators which was won by Chevron.

The team at our Perforation Technology Center (PTC) at Pine Island, Texas, was awarded the Tricia Appleton Award for Safety by the Institute of Makers of Explosives. In just one year, the team at Pine Island manufactured about a million high-quality explosives and conducted performance testing in vessels with temperatures greater than 350°F and up to 15,000 psi. The PTC team accomplished this without any injuries, spills, or motor vehicle accidents.

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) awarded Baker Hughes ten performance improvement awards in 2014, sponsored by SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program. This program promotes a manufacturing facility’s commitment to continuous improvement, outstanding HSE and Security performance, and educational outreach. The following awards were presented to Baker Hughes locations:

Gold Awards:

  • Kilgore Blend Plant, Texas
  • Houston Blend Plant, Texas

Silver Awards:

  • Stakeholder Communications–Rayne Blend Facility, Louisiana
  • Product Stewardship – Rayne Blend Facility, Louisiana
  • Product Stewardship – Bakersfield Blend Plant, California
  • Employee Training – Bakersfield Blend Plant, California
  • Resource Management – Bayport Manufacturing, Texas

Bronze Awards:

  • Barnsdall Manufacturing, Oklahoma
  • Sand Springs Manufacturing, Oklahoma
  • Taft Manufacturing Company, California

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