GPA Midstream, GPSA honor members for outstanding safety records

NEW ORLEANS (April 11, 2016) - In today’s general session of the 95th annual GPA Midstream Convention, Chairman John Mollenkopf, MarkWest Energy Partners, and GPA Midstream President and CEO Mark Sutton, honored 12 member companies with safety awards for their 2015 performances.

The GPA Midstream Safety Awards Program recognizes member companies for outstanding safety performance in comparison among similar companies within the association’s membership.

The four GPA Midstream Safety Award divisions are determined by a range of midstream operational workhours, ranging from less than 50,000 to more than one million, for both United States and non-U.S. based companies.

The top two entries in each division are selected according to lowest total cases incidence rate (TCR), lowest fatalities plus lost workdays incidence rate (LTR) and highest number of workhours reported. A safety flag and plaque were presented to first place recipients, and second place award winners received a plaque.

The 2015 safety awards winners are:

Division I (1 million or more Midstream Operational Workhours)

For U.S.-based companies, Enable Midstream Partners (Oklahoma City) received first place honors. Second place was awarded to Enterprise Products (Houston).

Division I first place winner in the international classification was United Gas Derivatives Co. (Cairo, Egypt). Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) received second place.

Division II (200,000 - 999,999 Midstream Operational Workhours)

First place in the U.S. Division II category was awarded to Southwestern Energy Midstream (Houston). Second place honors went to Aux Sable Liquid Products (Morris, Ill.).

Within the non-U.S. category, first place winner in Division II was Bahrain National Gas Co. (Riffa, Bahrain). Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. (Trinidad, West Indies) received second place.

Division III (50,000 - 199,999 Midstream Operational Workhours)

In the U.S. category, Azure Midstream (Dallas) was honored with the first place award, and second place went to Red Cedar Gathering (Durango, Colo.).

Division III had no international qualifiers.

Division IV (less than 50,000 Midstream Operational Workhours)

First place was awarded to Elkhorn Gas Processing (Tulsa, Okla.). No U.S. companies qualified for second place in Division IV.

Within the non-U.S.-based companies, first place was awarded to Aitken Creek Gas Storage (Fort St. John, British Columbia), and there was not a second place qualifier.

Chairman’s Award for Safety Improvement
Four GPA Midstream members received a Chairman’s Award for Safety Improvement for excellence in displaying continuous improvement by reducing the number of recordable accidents: Enterprise Products, ONEOK Partners (Tulsa, Okla.), Saudi Aramco and Southwestern Energy Midstream (Conway, Ark.).

Gas Processors Suppliers Association Awards
Mollenkopf also recognized seven Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) member companies for their outstanding safety records during the ceremony. GPSA safety awards are determined by the GPSA Safety Committee and are based on each company’s 2015 Occupational Safety and Health Administration records and a three-year history of active programs promoting safety and displaying safety improvement.

GPSA safety award recipients are Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.), Burns & McDonnell Engineering (Kansas City, Mo.), Gemstar Inc. (Odessa, Texas), Prime Controls (Lewisville, Texas), Puffer-Sweiven (Stafford, Texas), S & B Engineers and Constructors (Houston) and United Rentals North America Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.).