“Slavneft- Megionneftegaz “ JSC and AKROS Oilfield Services LLC held a “STOP Operations” safety drill during the Safety Month to monitor and to control the performance of the contractors.  The safety exercise took place on two production facilities of the Aganskoye oilfield (Pads 7b and 93). The purpose of the exercise was the assessment of the drilling crew ability to stop operations in case of safety problems or concerns, and the ability to watch and control the work of the other crew members in order to prevent threats to life, health, or safety.

Radik Kashapov, the Head of the HSE, introduced a program to identify hazards at work places and facilities. Then, one of the workers removed a hard hat and safety glasses while working on the drilling rig (wells 10650, 11395) creating the situation with the violation of safety rules. After the violation was found and identified, a special safety briefing was conducted with the rest of the crew participating in the safety drill.

The organizers thanked the exercise participants who, in turn, noted the importance of such events and promised to pay more attention not only to their own security, but also to the actions of their colleagues. Each worker, who stopped operations after identification of such violations, received a small gift from “AKROS" in the form of a memory stick and a pen.

"AKROS” intention is to motivate each employee to observe safety rules and to be proactive and responsible in respect to health and safety.

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