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    A

    AA1000SES

    AccountAbility AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard

    ACET

    Assists African governments to achieve long-term economic growth and transformation www.acetforafrica.org

    B

    boepd

    Barrels of oil equivalent per day

    bopd

    Barrels of oil per day

    C

    CCDP

    Community Consultation and Disclosure Programme

    Conship

    A wholly owned Ghanaian freight forwarding and logistics company www.conshiponline.com

    CNOOC

    China National Offshore Oil Company

    CR

    Corporate Responsibility

    CSO

    Civil Society Organisation

    E

    E&A

    Exploration and Appraisal

    EHS

    Environment, Health and Safety

    EHSMS

    EHS Management System

    EIA

    Environmental Impact Assessment

    EITI

    Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    EMS

    Environmental Management System

    ENSCO

    Provider of offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry www.enscoplc.com

    ES

    Environmental Statement

    Eirik Raude (The)

    a fifth-generation semi-submersible drilling unit

    ESIA

    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

    F

    Farm-down

    the sale of a percentage of a licence interest to another company

    FPSO

    Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel

    FTSE 100

    Equity index whose constituents are the 100 largest UK listed companies by market capitalisation

    G

    GHG

    Greenhouse gases

    GIS

    Geographic Information System

    GOELF

    Ghana Offshore Emergency Leadership Forum

    GRI

    Global Reporting Initiative

    H

    H&S

    Health and Safety

    HiPo

    High Potential Incident

    HiPoFR

    HiPo Frequency Rate measured in HiPos per million hours worked

    HR

    Human Resources

    I

    IFR

    International Regulators Forum

    IMS

    Information Management System

    IPIECA

    International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

    ISAE

    International Standards on Assurance Engagements

    ISO

    International Organization for Standardization

    K

    km

    kilometres

    KPI

    Key Performance Indicator

    L

    LTI

    Lost Time Injury

    LTIFR

    LTI Frequency Rate measured in LTIs per million hours worked

    M

    MSF

    Multi-stakeholder forum

    N

    NGO

    Non-Governmental Organisation

    NVQ

    National Vocational Qualification

    O

    OGP

    International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (The)

    ONE

    Grassroots advocacy and campaigning organisation fighting extreme poverty and preventable diseases www.one.org

    OHSAS

    Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services

    OSRL

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    OSPRAG

    Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group

    R

    RBM

    Regional Business Manager

    S

    Safety Case

    A document or suite of documents that identifies, assesses, and documents major hazards

    SE

    Social Enterprise

    SMC

    Senior Management Committee

    SRI

    Socially responsible investment

    sq km

    Square kilometres

    T

    toes

    Tullow Oil Environmental Standards

    TRI

    Total Recordable Injuries

    TRIFR

    TRI Frequency Rate measure in TRIs per million hours worked

    U

    UN

    United Nations

    UNGC

    United Nations Global Compact

    V

    VAFR

    Vehicle Accident Frequency Rate measured in vehicle accidents per million kms driven

    W

    Well engineering

    is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of wells

    Well integrity

    relates to the safety and ongoing viability of a well during its entire lifecycle

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Driving strong EHS performance

EHS is paramount to the success of our business and a strong EHS performance is a core part of our business drivers.

Environment, Health and Safety

Highlights for the year

  • EHS had a good year overall in 2010. While we had zero high potential environmental incidents, our safety performance in terms of injuries was less than satisfactory;
  • EHS leadership training was extended to a wider group within Tullow and 22 courses were completed by 184 attendees, representing 520 days of training;
  • The key improvement actions from the 2009 health and safety audit, which was undertaken as a result of a contractor fatality that year, were completed;
  • A significant reduction in vehicle incidents was achieved, with our Vehicle Accident Frequency Rate (VAFR) down from 1.96 in 2009 to 0.59 in 2010. This achieved our stretch target of less than 1.5 vehicle accidents per million kilometres driven, improving our road safety standards; and
  • Uganda achieved certification to the international standard for environmental management systems, ISO14001 in July 2010.
 

"The highlight of our EHS performance for 2010 was the safe and successful transition of the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana, from development to production in late-November. Gross plateau production of 120,000 bopd is expected to be reached this year."

Phil Wahwerit, EHS Manager, Ghana

We had a very active E&A programme in 2010 with 29 wells drilled, achieving an 83% success ratio. 8.3 million hours were worked across the Group, representing a 26% increase on the prior year. There were no fatalities and zero environmental High Potential Incidents (HiPos) and we made improvements in many of our processes. However, our injury performance resulted in a LTIFR of 0.85 which did not meet our expectations nor the targets set for the year.

Embedding EHS across the organisation

Paul McDade, our Chief Operating Officer, is the Executive Director with specific responsibility for EHS. This responsibility is cascaded through the organisation to ensure EHS is a key part of every employee’s role. EHS is paramount to the success of our business and a strong EHS performance is a core part of our business drivers.

We have reorganised our EHS leadership structure to refocus this group on setting EHS strategy and managing Tullow’s top EHS risks. Through our new Regional Business Unit organisation structure, each region will now have dedicated EHS regional leadership teams that will implement EHS strategy and the day-to-day management of EHS in their area. As a result, EHS will be more embedded in our business and more closely aligned with operational activities. We also have an experienced and growing team of Group EHS specialists that can provide independent support and guidance to the business.

"In the fourth quarter of 2010 we undertook a review of the structure of our EHS leadership team and are revising how we manage EHS and set our EHS strategy. Our goal is to create a roadmap for achieving top quartile industry EHS performance, driving a step change in standards across the Group."

Graham Brunton, Group EHS Manager