ExxonMobil Wins MMS Awards

The MMS has selected Exxon Mobil Corporation to receive its 2001 National Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) and the Corporate Citizen Award.

ExxonMobil received the National SAFE Award in the high-activity category for the Outer Continental Shelf in recognition of the company's safety record and operational performance at its offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of California. The award, established in 1983, honors companies that achieve outstanding safety and environmental results, and that demonstrate notable efforts to train and motivate their employees to conduct offshore operations in a highly responsible manner. The SAFE program also highlights to the public that companies conduct offshore oil and gas activities safely and in a pollution-free manner.

"This award signifies a corporate commitment to offshore safety and environmental protection," said MMS Associate Director Lucy Querques Denett. "We are pleased to recognize all our finalists for their exemplary company performance."

"In 2001, our employees and contractors achieved truly outstanding results in safety and environmental performance at our offshore operations," said Mark Sikkel, Vice President, North American operations for ExxonMobil Production Company. "This award recognizes their accomplishments and their commitment to ExxonMobil's core values of safe and environmentally sound operations. It also shows that we are moving closer to our vision of an incident-free workplace. Our contractors share this award with us as vital partners in helping achieve these results."

The Corporate Citizen Award recognizes not only the company's outstanding operational performance but also its exemplary production and royalty reporting record.