Health, Safety and Environmental Policy

The health and safety of people and protection of the environment are top priorities at each Deep Gulf Energy Company and are fundamental aspects of our culture and values. As such, each of our companies is committed and dedicated to conducting business in a manner that protects the environment as well as the health and safety of our employees, contractors and communities in which we operate. This dedication to safety and environmental excellence is incorporated into every activity and operation. We are proud of the health, safety and environmental performance at each of our companies.

The following Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) principles have been adopted by each of our companies, which we believe help demonstrate our commitment to health and safety of people as well as protection of the environment:

  • Implementation of a Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) that protects the health and safety throughout our organization.
  • Involvement of all managers, supervisors, and employees in the development and implementation of HSE policies and procedures.
  • Designing and conducting operations to mitigate adverse human and environmental impacts and providing work places free of recognized safety hazards.
  • Complying with all applicable health, safety, and environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Considering health, safety, and environmental impacts when evaluating economic factors.
  • Empowering all workers to raise concerns and stop work if they recognize an unsafe situation.
  • Ensuring employees are provided the needed training to perform their job in a manner that maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Participation in initiatives designed to enhance knowledge and improve technology, laws and regulations.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and regularly reporting performance in health, safety, and environmental protection and actively pursuing continuous improvements.



Days Since Last (Updated January 1,2018):

  • Recordable: 982 Days
  • LTI: 4,792 Days

  • *DGE Companies TRIR based off company-wide exposure hours.
  • * BSEE TRIR based on BSEE OCS Performance Measures Incident Rates 2000-2016
  • *IADC TRIR based on IADC U.S. Water Statistics; data gathered from IADC ASP/ISP yearly reports 2005-2016

Safety and Environmental Management System

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies have a proven track record for safety, environmental protection, technical competence, and regulatory compliance.
  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies have implemented and operate with a comprehensive Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) program to identify, address, and manage safety and environmental impacts and issues during design, drilling, construction, startup, operation, inspection, and maintenance of new, existing, or modified facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf.



Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS)

Deep Gulf Energy’s goal is to protect our people, protect the environment where we operate and to confirm our activities do not affect our neighbors and the world around us. Deep Gulf Energy has a comprehensive Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) that is integrated into our activities and operations.

#1 Goals & Metrics

We set project goals and keep performance metrics to verify continual improvement of the DGE SEMS.

#2 Safety and Environmental Information

We confirm that all project designs and equipment records are kept to demonstrate compliance with regulations and industry standards.

#3 Hazards Analysis

We conduct reviews of projects and material changes to projects to verify they are designed, drilled constructed, operated, maintained, and decommissioned properly.

#4 Management of Change Process

We manage changes to equipment and equipment design and operation by considering the impact of the change and informing affected personnel of the change.

#5 Operating Procedures

We develop written operating procedures to confirm operational safely and protection of the environment.

 #6 Safe Work Practices

We evaluate and authorize all contractors’ Safe Work Practices based on DGE standards, before work begins.

 #7 Training

We confirm all employees and contractors have the proper training and skills for their assigned job duties.

#8 Mechanical Integrity

We confirm proper design and ongoing maintenance of equipment, including human factors.

#9 Pre-Startup Safety Reviews

We review equipment and equipment conditions prior to authorizing the startup or restart of facilities.

#10 Emergency Response Management

We confirm that projects and operations have the necessary Emergency Action Plans detailing the required actions of personnel to safely control and environmentally protect the Gulf of Mexico. DGE trains personnel on these plans and conducts the appropriate drills to confirm that all personnel are able to respond properly.

#11 Investigation of Incidents

We or our contractors investigate actual or potential incidents to understand its root cause and implement appropriate corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

#12 Auditing

We contract external auditors to assess SEMS and confirm continual improvement.

#13 Records and Documentation

We retain proper data, records, and documents to confirm SEMS meets all regulatory requirements.

#14 Stop Work Authority

We confirm that all personnel understand their right to stop work if it is creating imminent risk or danger.

#15 Ultimate Work Authority

We confirm that all personnel understand who has the Ultimate Work Authority for activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

#16 Employee Participation

We confirm that employees are consulted during the development and implementation of SEMS.

#17 Reporting of Unsafe Working Conditions

We confirm that all personnel know the procedures for reporting unsafe working conditions.