Many of the risks associated with oil and natural gas operations can be managed effectively 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

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 Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) 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 to ensure the readiness and preparedness of our response personnel.