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Medgate Client Woodside Energy Wins Prestigious Safety Excellence Award from Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association

Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company recognized for exceptional health and safety performance

Perth, Australia (May 31, 2017) Medgate client Woodside Energy, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, was recognized for its world-class capabilities in health and safety, being awarded the prestigious Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Safety Excellence Award.

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is a national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry. Its Safety Excellence Award recognizes organizations that are leaders in safety performance and management. Companies are assessed based on demonstration of best practices and providing inspiration to the oil and gas industry.

Woodside views health and safety as essential to business success. Their recently launched Process Safety Management initiative (PSMi) is a framework that ensures all Woodside assets and business functions have a standardized, globally applicable approach to managing process safety. Further, the company is leveraging data analytics to minimize risk in a systematic manner.

Woodside is seeing concrete business outcomes resulting from its PSMi and overall positive safety culture. They saw the lowest total recordable injury rate (TRIR) in the company’s history and achieved zero rates for recordable injuries and health and safety incidents for some of their recent high-risk initiatives.

“We’re very proud to see Woodside Energy recognized for their significant achievements in process management safety,” said Medgate President and CEO Mark Wallace. “The management team at Woodside sees EHS initiatives as vital to business success and they are clearly reaping concrete business value from investing in technology, people, and processes to strengthen their leadership position. We congratulate them for their many notable achievements.”