China’s CNOOC improves safety management across all operations

20 July 2011 10:52  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has announced on Wednesday that it is improving its safety management across all operations in the wake of recent accidents, the producer said in a statement.

CNOOC has raised an alert on security across all units, from exploration to refineries, chemical plants and downstream gas stations, and inspected them for possible faults that may lead to unsafe operations, the statement said.

In addition, the company has improved its emergency management by conducting exercises for all staff, China’s biggest offshore oil and gas producer said on its website.

The company has effectively ruled out some potential risks since it started safety inspections on 7 July.

CNOOC reported an oil leakage at its Peng Lai 19-3 oilfield in early June. The spill has not been cleared up.

The company’s 240,000 bbl/day refinery at Huizhou caught fire on 11 July, while an equipment malfunction caused an oil spill at its Suizhong 36-1 oilfield at Bohai Bay on 12 July.

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