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An immediate response is required as soon as we see a situation develop in the wrong direction. - Angela Durkin, Chief Operational Officer, Maersk Drilling

A LONG WAY TO GO Chief Operational Officer, COO, Angela Durkin, had only been with Maersk Drilling for a couple of months, when the incident on MĂŚrsk Developer happened. - Of course I was very shocked to learn that such an incident could happen at Maersk Drilling. I thought Maersk Drilling had such a welldeveloped safety culture that such an incident would simply never occur, Angela Durkin says. - Safety must be on the top of our mind 24/7. An immediate response is required as soon as we see a situation develop in the wrong direction. This awareness should prevail not just at work but also at home. Walk the talk is the only way to build up a genuine safety culture. She continues: - Safety must be on the top of our mind 24/7. An immediate response is required as soon as we see a situation develop in the wrong direction. This awareness should prevail not just at work but also at home. Walk the talk is the only way to build up a genuine safety culture. SPILLS Unfortunately, Maersk Drilling did not have its best year in regard to

spills. 58 spills were recorded in 2015. The volume of external spills was significantly higher than in previous years. 12 of the 58 spills were external whereof 3 were above 1 bbl. - It is a poor result compared to earlier years. We need to strengthen our procedures when it comes to handling oil-based mud, for instance. We have tightened up a variety of procedures, Bent Nielsen says. He believes that the procedures devised to control the handling of liquids had grown so numerous in recent years that those same procedures had become hard for crew members to get an overview over and comprehend. - We have now reduced the number of procedures from 148 to just two, so that the crew members do not have to grapple with so many of them when they are planning an operation. We expect to see some significant benefits from this effort in 2016.

SOURCE: MAERSK DRILLING

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