Pre-Job Contractor Management
In 2015 we initiated an innovative contractor engagement process for work on our facility in the Baldpate field in the Gulf of Mexico. We took our onboarding process to contractors’ sites, where we met face-to-face with leaders and workers and obtained a firsthand look at the equipment that would supply a particular project. We also shifted our pre-work project meeting from a Hess-led presentation to a collaborative dialogue that capitalized on the expertise of each project contractor. This innovative approach resulted in highly effective communication and collaboration prior to mobilization, which contributed to safe project execution ahead of schedule and below budget.
Reducing Workforce Health Risks
Through one of our contractors, we introduced a “sandbox system” for transporting proppant sand to a number of our Bakken wells in 2015. During traditional truck unloading, blowers blast sand out of the truck, spreading dust. The sandbox system uses gravity to transfer sand from the container to the conveyor, eliminating the need for blowers to blast sand out of a hauling trailer. This switch has increased operational efficiency, reduced operational costs and improved site safety.