Marathon achieves safety milestoneMarathon Oil and its contractors recently completed a full year of work in North Dakota without a safety incident, it announced Monday.
By: Forum Communications , The Dickinson Press
Marathon Oil and its contractors recently completed a full year of work in North Dakota without a safety incident, it announced Monday.
Marathon congratulated contractors Halliburton, Schlumberger, MBI Energy Services and others for completing a year of drilling in the state without an incident recordable by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Marathon and its contractors operated an eight-rig fleet and worked more than 1 million hours, drilled more than 88 wells with a total footage of 1.75 million feet.
The workers achieved the milestone on Sept. 19.
“This recognition demonstrates the ability of a large and diverse group of people to come together and dedicate themselves to the common goal of maintaining the industry’s core values of protecting people, the environment, and our communities while executing their wide variety of job responsibilities,” said Kari Cutting, vice president for the North Dakota Petroleum Council.
Though there was a death at a Marathon oil site in Dunn County in January, the milestone is for drilling and exploration operations and doesn’t include incidents related to production, North Dakota Petroleum Council Communications Manager Tessa Sandstrom said via email.