Prevent. Prepare. Practice.

As part of its continued effort to ensure the ExxonMobil Guyana teams are well prepared to respond to unplanned events, a joint Incident Command System training exercise was recently staged which simulated an offshore incident involving a variety of escalating challenges including the mobilisation of logistic resources in real time.

Participants were drawn from ExxonMobil Guyana offices and the operator of the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSOs), SBM Offshore.

“We cannot overstate the significance of such exercises,” said Mike Ryan, Production Manager of ExxonMobil Guyana. “The recent incident involving the inadvertent release of about one barrel of oil has truly demonstrated the efficacy of our emergency response preparedness, as our teams were able to respond promptly, which limited the impact to people and the environment.”

Extensive routine training and drills on a range of possible scenarios, including simulated spills, have enabled the composition of highly skilled response teams in Guyana and around the world.

ExxonMobil Guyana remains committed to operational excellence and executing projects as safely as possible. The company works diligently to ensure appropriate measures are taken to prevent unplanned events, and to also develop a rapid, comprehensive, response in the event of one.

Each ExxonMobil Guyana facility has access to an array of trained responders, always ensuring first and foremost the health and safety of its team is protected and the potential impact to the environment is mitigated.