Statoil's safety vision is zero harm. Safety in this context means prevention of all accidents and incidents related to people, environment and assets.

Safe operation comes always first when prioritising activities in Statoil. Our safety principles give our leaders and employees clear expectations on behaviour and job execution.

The safety principles state expectations to all our employees:

  • Statoil’s leaders are expected to drive the development of a strong safety culture. Leadership are exercised according to Statoil’s leadership profile, and our safety requirements.
  • Use of the Compliance and Leadership model (Ref. The Statoil Book) to create commitment, plan, execute, evaluate and learn from any task.
  • Base risk reduction on defined tolerance criteria and the ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) principle.
  • Technical and non-technical barriers are in place, maintained, tested and monitored to reduce vulnerabilities, and ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Applicable safety criteria are systematically established and used to select suppliers and establish agreements.
  • Incidents with actual or potential safety consequence are registered and reported.
  • Safety nonconformities are assessed and mitigating actions implemented.
  • Safety monitoring activities are executed to manage safety risks and drive performance and learning.
  • The most serious incidents are investigated in order to identify and mitigate the root causes and thus enable learning.
  • Safety experiences and improvements are documented and made available for future learning in order to prevent similar incidents and accidents.
  • Experiences and improvements are actively be sought, evaluated and used as part of task planning and preparation.
  • Facilities, wells and equipment are designed, managed and maintained to ensure safe and efficient operations. Inherent safety measures are given priority over active systems where possible.
  • The working environment are managed to achieve a safe and health promoting workplace.
  • Risk awareness and inherent safety in design and operation of all our plants and installations are also important to ensure a safe workplace for our employees and contract personnel, thus avoiding accidents and occupational illnesses.