QHSE is central to everything we do. Through a relentless pursuit of the very best QHSE standards, we can not only safeguard health and environment, but also continuously enhance our business and ensure high quality deliveries for our clients around the world.

CEO Odfjell

Competence and Capacity – the key to safety

“A key to safety within our industry is to ensure the right competence and capacity. Competence and capacity are paramount in order to maintain a high level of safety in our daily operations and in our industry facing changes related to automation, digitalisation, introduction of new operation models and projects related to new forms of energy. Competence and capacity are therefore highlighted in the Odfjell Drilling’s QHSE programme for 2022. The programme identifies areas that are important for us in order to maintain and further develop the quality of our processes, our safety standards and environmental performance. This to ensure we operate safely and in accordance to our stakeholders expectations in 2022. Continue to think about safety in everything you do, both at work and in your personal lives – and never compromise on safety.”

Kjetil Gjersdal


HSE Policy

Odfjell Drilling shall maintain the highest safety standard and protect the health of our employees and others associated with our operations. Operations shall be conducted according to sound and environmental principles and in a manner to minimise any adverse environmental impact.

Quality Policy

Odfjell Drilling shall provide its customers with quality and innovative products and services meeting external and internal requirements and expectations.

Security Policy

Odfjell Drilling shall protect its personnel, assets, and business from potential security threats, including cybersecurity threats. Security is an integral part of line management responsibility; the security and protection of employees must be the overriding priority of all business activities.

Life saving rules

Everyone at Odfjell Drilling works to a set of life-saving rules, designed to reduce the risk of harm when working in challenging conditions

Environmental Principles

The following environmental principles supporting the HSE Policy are defined:

  • Use energy and other natural resources efficiently
  • Minimise waste generation and promote reduce, reuse, and recycle opportunities
  • Work systematically to replace or reduce harmful chemicals
  • Integrate environmental considerations into planning and development of new activities and products
  • Consider environmental performance in selecting suppliers and contractors

HSE Rules

  • I will always comply with rules and procedures
  • I will always risk assess my work
  • I will always act when I see unsafe behaviour and conditions

Compliance with the HSE rules is a personal responsibility

Human Performance Principles

The following human performance principles supporting the HSE Policy are defined:

  • People will make mistakes
  • Mistakes are typically due to underlying conditions and systems
  • Understanding why mistakes happen can help us prevent or correct them
  • Mistakes are opportunities to learn
  • Facility, tools, and processes can be designed to reduce mistakes and manage risk better
  • How you respond to failure matters – how leaders act and respond counts

QHSE Programme 2022

Quality Performance

– Simplify and standardise
– Digitalise tools and processes
– Enhance cyber security
– Strengthen risk management
– Ensure competence & capacity

Always safe

– Prevent well control incidents
– Optimise dropped object management
– Apply human factors in Health & Safety
– Implement global wellness program

Environmental Care

– Reduce carbon footprint

Corporate KeyPerformance Indicators 2022

Quality Performance

– Zero red incidents
– Zero overdue non-conformities
– NPT < 0.5% (well services)
– Technical uptime > 98% (rigs and platforms)

Always safe

– Zero red incidents
– Zero well control incidents
– LTI frequency (H1) = 0
– TRI frequency (TRI) < 2
– Frequency < 3 for dropped objects > 40J
– Sickness absence < 3 or 20% reduction
– Working environment survey score > 4 onshore and > 70 offshore

Environmental Care

– Zero red incidents
– Zero unintended spill to sea and land
– Reduce energy consumption
– Reduce hazardous chemicals

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