Many of the risks associated with petroleum operations can be effectively managed through process safety controls and emergency response planning. These efforts are in place to protect the safety of our employees, contractors and communities.

 

Process Safety

Process safety controls focus on potential hazards that present the most significant risk and could result in unplanned releases, fires or explosions. To significantly enhance the information available to our operators and supervisors, Cabot has automated most well pads and equipped them with remote shutdown capability. These safety features provide our operators access to real-time facility data and improve response times.

 

Emergency Response and Community Safety

We have emergency response plans in place for all areas of our operations, based upon the Incident Command System (ICS) adopted by all levels of government as well as many private sector companies. Two examples of emergency response plans in place for our operations are our Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP). The primary purpose of these plans is to establish a response that is efficient, coordinated and effective, while delivering the necessary protection to our employees and contractors, the community and the environment in which we work. We conduct training and drills on a regular basis with our personnel and third-party responders to ensure the readiness and preparedness of our response personnel.

In certain operating areas and under conditions that may present unique potential hazards or risks, we provide third-party Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) teams on site. Such teams are immediately available to provide services in emergency situations.