The 2022 safety results show continued improvement on several key safety indicators.
At the end of fourth quarter 2022 the serious incident frequency per million hours worked was 0.4.
The number of serious incidents remains at the lowest level so far for Equinor.
“We have not experienced any actual or potential major accidents and no serious well control incidents in 2022. Our employees and suppliers have worked well through the year preventing major accidents. This effort must be further strengthened in order to improve the safety results going forward,” says Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president for Safety, Security & Sustainability.
Great efforts have been made within safety-critical maintenance on Equinor’s installations and facilities. This has reduced the backlog for this type of maintenance by about 90% from the level we observed back in 2020.
The results have been achieved through a step change in maintenance process capabilities. Reducing safety critical backlog is important in the work to prevent major accidents.