Major accident prevention and safety

Spills

 

Total number of spills to the environment

(number)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Oil 0 0 0 1 3*
Fuel 0 0 0 0 1**
Chemical 1 0 0 1 0
Waste 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0

Note: *3 small spills of oil drop-out from the flare during testing on the SNE-3 well.

Note: **A small spill of diesel drop-out from the flare during testing on the SNE-3 well.

 

Total volume spilled to the environment

(barrels)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Oil 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.002 1.050
Fuel 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.001
Chemical 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.006 0.00
Waste 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

 

Oil

(number/barrels)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Senegal 0/0.000 0/0.000 0/0.000 1/0.002 3/1.050

 

Fuel

(number/barrels)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Senegal 0/0.00 0/0.00 0/0.00 0/0.00 1/0.001

 

Chemical

(number/barrels)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Senegal 0/0.00 0/0.00 0/0.00 1/0.006 0/0.00
United Kingdom 1/2.20 0/0.00 0/0.00 0/0.00 0/0.00

 

Note: We report spills according to the categories provided by the GRI: oil, fuel, chemical, waste, other.
Oil: crude oil.
Fuel: diesel, gasoline, kerosene, heating oil, aviation fuel.
Chemical: any other raw material or ancillary.
Waste: any material (solid, liquid, gas) that is introduced into the work location as a product of the work but that fulfils no further useful purpose at that location.
Other: other material not included in categories above.

If something fits into more than one category, we report against the category that provides the most information, e.g. chemical rather than waste when reporting waste chemicals.

Note: Data has been provided for individual countries where there have been relevant spills.

 

Process safety

 

Process safety events

(number)

  2014 2015 2016
Drilling 0 0 0

Note:

Process Safety Event, Tier 1: an unplanned or uncontrolled loss of primary containment (LOPC) of any material including non-toxic and non-flammable materials (e.g. steam, hot condensate, nitrogen or compressed air) from a process, resulting in one or more of the following consequences:

  • an employee, contractor or subcontractor lost work day injury and/or fatality;
  • hospital admission and/or fatality of a third party;
  • community evacuation or community shelter-in-place (officially declared by a local authority);
  • fires or explosions resulting in greater than or equal to US$25,000 of direct cost to the company;
  • a pressure relief device discharge resulting in rain out, discharge to an unsafe location, on-site shelter-in-place, or a public protective measure, and in excess of the Tier 1 threshold quantities (detailed in API RP 754);
  • a release of material greater than the threshold quantities as described in the Tier 1 table in the API RP 754, in any one-hour period.

Process Safety Event, Tier 2: a less severe event than in the Tier 1 criteria above, that results in one or more of the consequences listed below and is not reported in Tier 1:

  • an employee, contractor or subcontractor recordable injury;
  • a fire or explosion resulting in greater than or equal to US$2,500 of direct cost to the company;
  • a pressure relief device discharge resulting in rain out, discharge to an unsafe location, on-site shelter-in-place, or a public protective measure, and in excess of the Tier 2 threshold quantities (detailed in API RP 754);
  • a release of material greater than the Tier 2 threshold quantities (detailed in API RP 754), in any one-hour period.

RP 754 is Recommended Practice 754, Process Safety Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries, April 2010 (available at American Petroleum Institute website).

IOGP guidance states that Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events are applicable to drilling and production activities only when operating ‘in hole’ or when ‘connected to the process’. It lists various activities that are outside the scope of process safety event reporting and these include marine transportation unless connected to the facility or process, office and warehouse activities, and fuel/oil leaks involving other vehicles.

 

Occupational safety

 

Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF)

(Lost time injuries per million hours worked)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0.00 2.52 0.65 0.00 1.04
Employees 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Contractors 0.00 4.68 0.87 0.00 1.62
IOGP benchmark 0.48 0.45 0.36 0.29 NA

Note: Lost Time Injury Frequency is defined as the number of Lost Time Injuries (fatalities + lost work day cases) per 1,000,000 hours worked (IOGP).

Note: IOGP is the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers. We have included overall IOGP benchmark figures (average of onshore and offshore for employees and contractors). IOGP benchmark figures are not yet available for 2016.

Note: Cairn TRIR and LTIF statistics can be higher than the IOGP benchmark after only one incident, or a small number of incidents, because our exploration activities often last for only a short time period, so there are relatively few hours worked compared with on-going production and other long-term operations.

 

Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) and country breakdown

(Lost time injuries per million hours worked)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenland 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Morocco 0.00 5.69 0.00 0.00 0.00
Senegal NA 0.00 1.23 0.00 1.63
United Kingdom 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

 

Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) and gender breakdown

(Lost time injuries per million hours worked)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 1.58/6.24 0.74/0.00 0.00/0.00 1.26/0.00
Morocco male/female 2.92/101.55 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00
Senegal male/female 0.00/0.00 1.26/0.00 0.00/0.00 1.71/0.00

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

 

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR)

(Total recordable injuries per million hours worked)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0.00 5.04 3.88 0.00 1.04
Employees 0.00 0.00 3.53 0.00 0.00
Contractors 0.00 9.37 4.33 0.00 1.62
IOGP benchmark 1.74 1.60 1.54 1.21 NA

Note: Total Recordable Injury Rate is defined as the number of recordable injuries (fatalities, lost work day cases, restricted work day cases and medical treatment cases) per 1,000,000 hours worked (IOGP).

Note: IOGP is the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers. We have included overall IOGP benchmark figures (average of onshore and offshore for employees and contractors). IOGP benchmark figures are not yet available for 2016.

Note: Cairn TRIR and LTIF statistics can be higher than the IOGP benchmark after only one incident, or a small number of incidents, because our exploration activities often last for only a short time period, so there are relatively few hours worked compared with on-going production and other long-term operations.

 

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and country breakdown

(Total recordable injuries per million hours worked)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenland 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Morocco 0.00 11.37 3.11 0.00 0.00
Senegal NA 0.00 4.90 0.00 1.63
United Kingdom 0.00 0.00 3.07 0.00 0.00

 

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and gender breakdown

(Total recordable injuries per million hours worked)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 4.74/6.24 3.68/5.33 0.00/0.00 1.26/0.00
Morocco male/female 8.77/101.55 3.23/0.00 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00
Senegal male/female 0.00/0.00 5.03/0.00 0.00/0.00 1.71/0.00
United Kingdom male/female 0.00/0.00 0.00/7.33 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

 

Total Lost Day Rate (LDR)

(Lost days per 200,000 hours worked)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total for employees and contractors 6.30 14.63 0.00 4.18
Employees 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Contractors 11.71 19.57 0.00 6.49

Note: The GRI definition is used for this indicator. IOGP definitions are used for the rest of health and safety statistics, but no Lost Day Rate definition is provided by IOGP.

 

Lost Day Rate (LDR) and gender breakdown

(Lost days per 200,000 hours worked)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 4.42/13.73 16.65/0.00 0.00/0.00 5.04/0.00
Morocco male/female 8.19/223.40 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00 0.00/0.00
Senegal male/female 0.00/0.00 28.44/0.00 0.00/0.00 6.82/0.00

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

 

Total Recordable Injuries (TRI)

(number)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0 4 6 0 1
Morocco 0 4 1 0 0
Senegal NA 0 4 0 1
United Kingdom 0 0 1 0 0

Note: Total Recordable Injuries is defined as the sum of fatalities + lost work day cases + restricted work day cases + medical treatment cases.

 

Total fatalities

(number)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Employees 0 0 0 0 0
Contractors 0 0 0 0 0
Third Party 0 0 0 0 0

Note: Fatalities: cases that involve one or more people who died as a result of a work-related incident or occupational illness (IOGP).

Note: A third party is a person with no business relationship with Cairn.

 

Lost Work Day Cases (LWDC)

(number)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0 2 1 0 1
Morocco 0 2 0 0 0
Senegal NA 0 1 0 1*
United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0

Note: A Lost Work Day Case is defined as any work related injury, other than a fatal injury, which results in a person being unfit for work on any day after the day of occurrence of the occupational injury. 'Any day' includes rest days, weekend days, leave days, public holidays, or days after ceasing employment (IOGP).

Note: *In April 2016, a stevedore trapped his fingers while slinging pipe at Cairn's shore base in Dakar. This resulted in a lost work day case with 20 days unfit for work.

 

Lost Work Day Cases (LWDC) and gender breakdown

(number)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 1/1 1/0 0/0 1/0
Morocco male/female 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Senegal male/female 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

 

Days unfit for work (lost work days)

(days)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 25 113 0 20
Employees 0 0 0 0
Contractors 25 113 0 20

 

Days unfit for work (lost work days) and country breakdown

(days)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0 25 113 0 20
Morocco 0 25 0 0 0
Senegal NA 0 113 0 20
United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0

Note: Days unfit for work are defined as the sum total of calendar days (consecutive or otherwise) after the days of the occupational injuries on which the people involved were unfit for work and did not work.

 

Days unfit for work (lost work days) and gender breakdown

(days)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 14/11 113/0 0/0 20/0
Morocco male/female 14/11 0/0 0/0 0/0
Senegal male/female 0/0 113/0 0/0 20/0

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

 

Restricted Work Day Cases (RWDC) and gender breakdown

(number)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0
Morocco male/female 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

Note: A Restricted Work Day Case is defined as any work-related injury other than a fatality or lost work day case which results in a person being unfit for full performance of the regular job on any day after the occupational injury. Work performed might be an assignment to a temporary job, part-time work at the regular job, continuation full-time in the regular job but not performing all the usual duties of the job. Where no meaningful restricted work is being performed, the incident is recorded as a lost work day case (LWDC).

 

Medical Treatment Cases (MTC) and gender breakdown

(number)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total male/female 2/0 3/1 0/0 0/0
Senegal male/female 0/0 3/0 0/0 0/0
United Kingdom male/female 2/0 0/1 0/0 0/0

Note: Data has only been reported for 2013 onwards because gender data was not collected in our database prior to 2013.

Note: A Medical Treatment Case is defined as a case that is not severe enough to be reported as a fatality or lost work day case or restricted work day case but is more severe than requiring simple first aid treatment.

 

Note: Health and safety data includes employees and contractors unless where specifically stated it is broken down by employee/contractor.

Note: An employee is a person employed by and on the payroll of Cairn. Persons employed under short-service contracts are included as Cairn employees provided they are paid directly by Cairn. Cairn has a lot of other individuals who work on behalf of Cairn in the office. Those who are contracted for more than 3 months to an organisational position are categorised as ‘other workers’ and these individuals are included as employees for the purposes of reporting health and safety statistics, including hours worked. ('Other workers' are not included in absenteeism data which is applicable to employees only.) They are not paid directly by Cairn but through their employing organisation.

Note: A contractor is someone contracted to work on company business on a temporary basis in field based positions or a sub-contractor through another company, or someone contracted to work on company business for less than three months in an office-based position. These people are not paid directly by Cairn but through their employing organisation. We record contractor work related activities in-line with IOGP definitions of mode 1 and mode 2 contractors, mode 3 are excluded as per the IOGP guidelines.

Note: A third party is a person with no business relationship with Cairn.

Note: There have been no recordable occupational diseases so no data has been reported for this indicator.

Note: Records of all incidents, including all recordable injuries, are kept in our online incident reporting system. Contractors are required to report all incidents to Cairn management as soon as possible after the event, and the details are logged into our incident reporting system, which keeps key personnel informed, by email, about progress with the reporting and investigation.

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