Recognition and Awards
Within the industry, Baker Hughes is known as a company with an emphasis on safe working practices.
Clients express appreciation that our employees are expected to work safely and to protect the environment. They know our efforts help to support their own sustainability goals. During 2010, the following are examples of the awards bestowed on Baker Hughes teams:
Both Baker Hughes and BJ Services in the Gulf of Mexico received the President’s Recognition for Accomplishments in Safety and Environment 2010 (“PRAISE”) award from Chevron North America E&P in Covington, Louisiana. The award recognizes a milestone of three years plus 1,255,000 hours (Baker Hughes) and 500,000 hours (BJ Services) without a recordable injury.
The Baker Hughes Abu Dhabi team was the recipient of the HSE Excellence award from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for their outstanding occupational health and safety performance. One factor under consideration for this award was the outcome of a federal environmental agency audit of the Mussafah facility, which achieved an environmental compliance rating in the 94th percentile.
The Baker Hughes Australasia geomarket, Moomba operations, was recognized by a major Australian operator for their commitment to the environment. Competing against other service providers, Baker Hughes won the Santos Director’s Award for Best Environmental Performance – Contractor. This award recognized the team’s outstanding efforts in environmental awareness and green work practices with continued reduction in the use of consumable materials.
In addition to client awards, we’ve received significant industry recognition for our HSE programs and policies. Some examples are as follows:
Baker Hughes captured four awards at the 9th Annual World Oil Awards, winning industry recognition for deepwater, drilling and production technologies, and HSE/sustainable development. The Best HSE/Sustainable Development Award went to the Baker Hughes Eco-Centre™ drilling waste processing facility, located in Peterhead, Scotland. The location was also awarded ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications during 2010.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) awarded Baker Hughes eight of their 32 2010 performance improvement awards, sponsored by SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program. This program promotes a manufacturing facility’s commitment toward continuous improvement, outstanding HSE&S performance, and educational outreach. Our plants in Rayne, Louisiana, and Sand Springs, Oklahoma, each received a gold award while six silver awards were bestowed as follows: two went to Kilgore, Texas; two for the Houston Blend Plant; one was bestowed to our Taft Manufacturing Plant in California; and one went to the Bayport Plant in Texas.
Baker Hughes Chairman’s Award for HSE Excellence
Additionally, we support an internal recognition program to honor and reward our own employees for their outstanding HSE efforts. The Chairman's HSE Excellence Award is given to teams that meet and exceed stringent criteria. Winning teams receive a trophy and each team member receives a gift. Team members are also entered for a special drawing in which four $10,000 vacations and five extra vacation days are presented.
The winners of the 2010 Chairman’s HSE Excellence Awards were:
Navigation Manufacturing Facility, Texas
Bayport Manufacturing Facility, Texas
Bridge of Don Manufacturing Facility, Aberdeen UK
Taft Manufacturing Company, California
Corpus Christi Grinding Plant, Texas
Completions and Production Facility, Emmott Road, Houston, Texas
Pine Island, Hempstead, Texas
Baker Hughes Hebbronville, Texas
Maracay Blend Plant, Venezuela
Baker Hughes Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
International Pressure Pumping Services, Singapore
Baker Hughes Songkhla, Thailand
Baker Hughes Sattahip, Thailand
Baker Hughes Well Services-Tubular, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping-Coiled Tubing, Great Yarmouth, UK
Baker Hughes Eurocentre, Great Yarmouth, UK
Baker Hughes Mauritania
Baker Hughes Intelligent Production Systems, Oxford, UK