Excellence achieved across global The current Corporate Citizenship Report highlights progress in safety, emissions reduction, environmental and other operational performance.
If you were to travel by helicopter to ExxonMobil’s Hoover Diana platform 160 miles south of Galveston Island, Texas, one of the first things you would notice is how blue the water is that far out in the Gulf of Mexico. If your helicopter set down on the platform’s giant helipad and you spent the night, you would see schools of fish jumping among the waves at dusk, and later on, millions of stars spanning the pitch-black sky. Since production startup in 2000, work crews have made
thousands of trips back and forth between the mainland and the platform, which is suspended in 4,800 feet of water. While the crews work many types of jobs onboard Hoover Diana, safety is paramount – so much so that workers have successfully completed more than 950 work- years of safe operations at the platform. In fact, in 2016 the corporation achieved its best-ever safety performance worldwide, reducing workforce lost-time incidents more than 80 percent since 2000.
“I am proud of our performance last year,” says Lynne Lachenmyer, vice president of safety, security, health and environment. “Even so, there is still room for improvement, and we will never stop working toward our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt.” Breakthrough technologies In the area of emissions reduction, ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut, are pursuing a novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new use of carbonate
Story by Bob Davis
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