MMS Recognizes Companies for Safety Excellence in GoM

The Minerals Management Service has announced the winners of its 2003 District Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) honors in the Gulf of Mexico. The SAFE Program recognizes and commends those operating companies that expend extra effort and conduct their operations in a safe and pollution-free manner, adhering to all regulatory requirements, employing trained and motivated personnel, and taking extra steps to enhance the safety of operations and environmental protection.

In naming this year’s winners, MMS Regional Director Chris Oynes, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, said "The winners of the District SAFE Awards have set very high standards for safety by their technical accomplishments and commitment to protection of the environment while conducting Federal offshore oil and natural gas operations." The 2003 SAFE award winners for each MMS District are the following:

District High Activity Moderate Activity Drilling Contractor
New Orleans Energy Partners, Ltd. Taylor Energy Company Helmerich & Payment
Houma Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Pride Offshore Inc. Baker Energy
Lafayette Devon Energy Co. EOG Resources, Inc. GlobalSantaFe Danos & Curole
Lake Charles Devon Energy Production Co. Energy Resource Technology ENSCO International Wood Group Production

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