BJ Services Receives Health, Safety & Environment Award

BJ Services' Aberdeen-based operations received a special Health, Safety & Environment Commendation at the 20th Annual Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards sponsored by Scottish Enterprise. The company was recognized for demonstrating a number of tangible environmental performance achievements at the recent awards ceremony in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Reduced Environmental Impact a Team Effort
BJ Services, which was certified to ISO 14001:1996 standard in 2000, credits the reduced impact on the environment to the persistent dedication of its workforce. "Since 2000, staff at the BJ Services base in Portlethen, Aberdeen has exhibited solid teamwork, working together to implement the company's custom Environmental Management System. The system was designed by BJ Services - with a great deal of staff input – to significantly reduce any negative impact on the environment on several aspects," said Bruce Campbell, UK Country Manager for BJ Services. "Our primary objectives were to reduce gas and electricity consumption, the volume of waste designated for landfill, increase our waste segregation, and improve the quality of trade effluent discharge. As a result of staff efforts, we exceeded our objectives across the board. The results are impressive," he added.

-Gas consumption reduced by 36%

-Electricity consumption lowered by 19%

-Waste designated for landfill disposal down by 38%

-Levels of hydrocarbons in wash bay trade effluent discharge slashed by nearly 90%

Cleanliness of Trade Effluent Water Exceeds Clean Water Standards
To improve the quality of its trade effluent discharge, the environmentally minded company joined forces with Portlethen-based Codyne. Drawing upon its field-proven technology and expertise in wastewater treatment, Codyne supplied BJ Services with a custom solution to treating its effluent discharge. As a result, the quality of effluent discharge released into the environment not only meets, but greatly exceeds current legal standards. Of particular note is the fact that the amount of hydrocarbons in the effluent discharge has been dramatically reduced.