KCA Deutag Wins IADC North Sea Safety Award

At the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Annual North Sea Safety Awards Dinner held recently in Aberdeen, the best performance for platform drilling contractors for 2003 was won by KCA Deutag, a subsidiary of Abbot Group plc.

KCA Deutag also won two of the three merit awards for outstanding safety performance over five years on Dunlin Alpha and Beryl Bravo. The Merit Awards recognized rigs or facilities that had not sustained a reportable injurious incident - injuries where more than three working days were lost -up to the end of 2003.

"This is a tremendous achievement, particularly in a year of many challenges in the North Sea," commented Roger Hodgson, Area Manger UK, KCA Deutag.

"The health and safety of our employees and subcontractors is a core company value that underpins all our operations, and we are committed to achieving exemplary standards in the performance of all our contracts. The IADC Safety Awards represent the recognition of the sustained effort over time from all our personnel."