BJ Services Receives Contractor HSE Award From BP Norge AS

BJ Services Company has received the BP Norge 2003 Contractor HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) Award. Every year, BP Norge hosts a Contractor HSE day to recognize outstanding contributions by selected contractors, share experiences and good practices, and celebrate successes.

BJ Services was selected to receive the BP Norge Contractor HSE Award from 18 of BP Norge's top contractors that service BP assets in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

BJ Services has been providing BP Norway with a range of well services in the North Sea, including coiled tubing services from BJ's Norwegian base in Tananger and stimulation services using the MV Vestfonn, BJ Services' state-of-the-art offshore stimulation vessel. Services will continue to be carried out on approximately 28 wells located in BP Norge AS' Valhall Field development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

BJ won the award for a number of reasons. "First, BJ made a concerted effort to take on full ownership of all BP's HSE goals, rules and regulations, both on and offshore," said Scott Kerr, managing director of BP Norge. "Second, they have experienced no "days away from work cases," "restricted work injuries" or spills since they began operating in February 2003 from the Vestfonn. Third, 18 months into the BJ-BP coiled tubing contract, BJ has a clean HSE record. All of these factors combined are outstanding, and illustrate a solid commitment to HSE. With 80 percent of man-hours offshore provided by contractors, top HSE performance is critical to BP Norge. We appreciate BJ's efforts, and look forward to future success," he added.

Sharing HSE Knowledge

The BP Norge 2003 Contractor HSE Award, which is a painting by Norwegian artist Kjell Pahr-Iversen, was presented at the BP Norge Contractor Day in Stavanger, Norway. "BJ works very hard to deliver outstanding HSE performance to BP, both on and offshore, so recognition of our efforts is greatly appreciated," said John Taylor, MV Vestfonn operations manager for BJ Services, who accepted the award on behalf of BJ Services. "The Contractor HSE Day was a fantastic opportunity to share our HSE experiences and practices, and to benefit from HSE knowledge offered not only by BP, but by our fellow contractors. It was a highly motivating experience that will have a direct impact on our continuing commitment to safety culture, and I look forward to the BJ team participating in the event next year."

At the meeting, BP Norge presented its plans to improve its key indicator performance in 2004. The BP Business Unit will develop its safety culture by setting clear goals, providing mandatory safety leadership training, and building a culture where personnel will accept intervention.