Schlumberger Achieves Center for Offshore Safety SEMS Certification

Schlumberger announced Friday that it has become the first service/supply contractor to voluntarily achieve SEMS certification to Center for Offshore Safety Program expectations. 

SEMS is intended as a continuous learning and improvement system for safety and environmental management. A key feature of SEMS is the focus on establishing, managing and measuring barriers that protect against escalation to a major incident.

Schlumberger HSE Manager, North America Offshore, Rob Cummings commented in a company statement:

"While Schlumberger has had a comprehensive management system in place since the late 1980's, the SEMS certification audit provided a great opportunity to verify that our system meets the regulatory requirements of the US outer continental shelf. The exercise not only highlighted the numerous strengths of our organization but also identified opportunities for improvement. This process of continuous assessment and progression ensures that our system is maintained to the highest standards in the industry."

Tom Teipner, Schlumberger President North America, said in a company release:

"While the current regulations apply only to operators on the outer continental shelf, I believe that voluntary participation in the SEMS audit process demonstrates Schlumberger's unwavering commitment to the safety and integrity of our industry. Leadership is about transforming a vision into a reality. This audit was another step forward in that vision of transforming the outer continental shelf into an area in which the safety of our people and respect for the environment is critical in everything we do."

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