Strengthening our culture and relationships

德文郡的每个领导人,雇员和承包商都有望积极参与使德文郡成为安全的工作场所。我们的价值观指导我们做正确的事情,管理风险,停止工作并支持并互相授权以保持安全。我们通过提供全面的资源来帮助他们安全工作,并衡量领先和滞后指标以推动改进的能力,从而赋予我们的团队能力。设定公司安全目标并将安全指标纳入我们的薪酬,将德文郡的每个人都集中在使我们更安全的行动上。

We’re committed to integrating the guiding principles in our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Philosophy into all decisions that affect our operations. Compliance with applicable safety laws, regulations, policies and protocols is one of these principles, and we reinforce it in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, EHS Policy and safety orientation, training and engagements.

Our governance structure supports Devon’s commitment to making safety our top priority. The Governance, Environmental, and Public Policy (GEPP) Committee of our board of directors reviews our safety performance and keeps the full board informed. Devon’s executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) is responsible for our safety performance. In 2021, we created the new position of vice president of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and EHS reporting to the COO to elevate the visibility and importance of ESG and EHS strategy, activities and disclosures.

德文郡高级领导人在EHS理事会的支持下监督安全政策和绩效,ESG委员会支持管理层对安全和健康的承诺。反过来,我们的劳动力有权花费必要的时间和行动来安全地执行工作,并在他们看到安全风险的情况下停止工作。

Setting safety and health strategy

为了持续改进,德文郡EHS理事会制定了安全和健康战略,并有助于确保实施。为了加强我们的战略和一致性,我们稳步扩大了理事会成员资格,包括EHS,ESG,运营,业务部门和设施经理。理事会定期开会以监控绩效,分享经验教训并进行圆桌讨论,以使组织对利益相关者对EHS绩效的期望进行最新信息。

在2021年,council played the critical role of identifying and advancing safety priorities following the merger of Devon and WPX. By year-end, the council had established recommendations for targets and strategy for ESG and EHS goals, transitioned to the legacy WPX contractor management system and centralized incident management reporting. Integration of legacy company data, EHS protocols and training is continuing in 2022.

In addition to tracking Devon safety performance, council members engage with peer companies in our operating basins to improve company and industry performance in safety, public policy, the environment and other key areas. Devon plans to lead a strategic roundtable in the Permian Basin in 2022 to collaboratively identify trends and best practices for operating responsibly.

以我们积极的EHS文化为基础

在德文郡鼓励强大的EHS文化是EHS理事会和更广泛组织的持续优先事项。我们认为,我们表明我们的劳动力的关心和关注会对他们在工作和在家中的安全和健康产生积极影响。我们从现场领导者那里了解到,透明的沟通,积极的安全行为,积极的报告和安全实现运营目标既是健康的EHS文化的标志和结果。理事会定期评估我们的EHS文化,以确定最有效的方法和计划,以促进强大的安全性能。

We begin instilling our safety culture on an employee’s first day on the job. During new-hire orientation, they learn the safety behaviors we expect and incorporate into the employee appraisal process: visible commitment, accountability, anticipation, participation, recognition and communication. We keep the safety conversation and engagement going throughout their career.

工作能力是我们的EHS指导原则之一,我们强调安全培训的质量而不是数量。根据他们的工作职责,将在线和实地工人提供在线和实地工人的结合。所有员工和承包商在工作或访问现场地点时必须完成我们的现场安全简介。承包商还必须通过我们的第三方承包商绩效网络Veriforce来完成我们的德文郡取向。我们的培训加强了我们的要求,要求立即报告任何事件或几乎失误事件,并对我们自己和他人的安全负责。

The people working closest to the wellhead play a critical role in shaping our EHS culture. To actively seek their input, three production field offices (Gillette, Wyoming, Killdeer, North Dakota, and Carlsbad, New Mexico) formed field safety committees. These committees comprise of operators, technicians, optimizers and other field personnel. They meet monthly to discuss issues and concerns from the field and make recommendations for improvement. Some examples include: replacing pneumatic actuated dumps with electric actuated dumps in treater buildings to reduce lower explosive limit (LEL) levels, installing appropriate platforms and laddering on rod pump units to provide proper fall protection for operators, and developing additional Job Hazard Analyses (JHA) for higher risk activities.

To foster our positive EHS culture and behaviors, in 2021 Devon developed the Safe Work Award Program (SWAP) to recognize and reward proactive reporting for contractors and employees who go beyond minimum EHS requirements. Through SWAP, which combines elements of recognition programs from both legacy companies, each business unit can present up to three employees per month with a $200 recognition award. Business units are also allotted $1,500 per quarter to recognize the best near miss, good catch or hazard identification.

Engaging our workforce

Our Hearts and Minds workshops have been a core element of our safety engagement efforts with service, rig and contract drilling crews and leaders across Devon since 2014. During the workshops, we share our safety culture and approach to effective communication, continuous improvement, integrity and situational awareness to reduce safety risk.

我们调整内容以满足我们的劳动力和业务需求,这促使我们认识到我们2021年的研讨会和登机工作中持续的影响。参与者告诉我们,他们赞赏有关心理健康和工具的诚实讨论,以解决心理健康问题,包括德文郡的员工援助计划,预防自杀和危机热线信息。心灵仍然是一个公开谈论挑战并倾听我们的劳动力的地方,因为我们开车回家为什么安全对德文郡如此重要。

来自我们内心的参与者反馈:

“热爱您如何分享心理健康,以提醒人们友善,或者即使一个人正在经历如何寻求帮助的事情。”

“Hearts & Minds will motivate you to be as safe as you can throughout the day and make it home to your family every day. I really feel like this workshop helps us become better people at the end of the day.”

“This course made me believe that Devon really does care about my safety.”


Stop Work Responsibility

主动管理安全风险是维持安全工作条件的关键因素。从新租用的安全定向开始,并继续在我们的工作场所继续前进,我们强调了停止工作责任的重要性。员工有正确的,责任和义务,有责任说出并停止任何不安全或可能是不安全的行动,任务或行为。这也是我们具有勇气价值的一种方式,德文郡承诺支持任何行使停止工作责任的人。我们捕获并追踪积极的停车和良好的捕获,并认可个人停止工作以保护自己,彼此和环境。


承包商合作伙伴关系

The contract partners who provide work in the field are vital to safe, environmentally responsible and efficient operations, and building relationships with them to succeed as one team is a Devon value. We seek to work with contractors who have the strongest safety programs and track records, and we strive to work only with approved contractors who complete our supplier qualification process and meet our substantial policy and insurance requirements. Contractors are responsible for having EHS programs that meet or exceed all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as Devon’s standards and protocols for essential safety activities.

作为整合的最佳实践的一部分,2021年我们transitioned to Veriforce for third-party contractor verification and management. Our Veriforce dashboard allows us to monitor a contractor’s compliance with our EHS, insurance, OSHA verification and other requirements, and enables contractors to upload needed documentation. In addition, we use a separate third-party service to monitor contractors’ compliance with our drug and alcohol policy.

We require contractors to perform high-quality, safe and environmentally sound work. Contractors are expected to provide and retain quality personnel who are adequately trained to perform their jobs safely, and we work constantly to raise the level of contractor safety performance through training and engagement.

Contractors must complete the widely used SafeLand, RigPass or equivalent safety training to work with Devon, unless specifically exempted by our EHS Contractor Management protocol. These programs and Devon’s contractor safety orientation are available on the Veriforce eLearning platform. Our field orientation reviews critical safety rules for specific activities performed on field locations, such as fall protection, confined space, hot work, energy isolation, spill prevention and waste management, among others. Oil haulers and all other contractors who work in transportation must complete safety briefings specific to their work. Devon’s company website provides contractors with easy access to our safety requirements, expectations, protocols, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), forms and tools.

Before starting work, crews participate in pre-task tailgate meetings to proactively manage risk and raise awareness of the potential risks and exposures, required personal protective equipment (PPE) and other aspects of the job.

Leadership engagements in the field can have a positive impact on our workforce, safety performance and operational excellence. Our field personnel wear hard hat stickers that say “Ask me my reason for working safely” to encourage safety-related engagements. The conversations that result often reveal that people work safely so they can return home to their family and friends — a higher motivation than simply following procedures.

To continue building relationships with contractors, in 2022 our field safety professionals are working with each of our business units to select contract companies to audit with the goal of strengthening our partnerships and identifying opportunities for EHS performance improvement. They’re reviewing contractor EHS programs, making field visits and interviewing contractor crews to ensure their understanding and alignment of these programs. If any issues are found, they will develop action plans to help bring contractors up to standard.

对于在德文郡地点上工作的承包商,我们计划在2023年开始对其在关键ESG地区的表现进行年度评估。我们已经开始与Veriforce合作开发Devon ESG模块,以添加到我们的承包商仪表板中,以帮助我们实现这一目标。我们相信这将有助于我们了解承包商如何与我们的核心ESG优先事项保持一致,鼓励与直接在我们的工作站点上执行服务的承包商建设性交往,并最终增强我们的供应商关系。

Auditing field and process compliance

审核以识别和纠正安全问题是德文郡EHS管理系统的元素。每个业务部门都必须对法规和我们的EHS协议进行年度安全自我审核。我们的事件管理系统(IMS)记录了不合规和改进建议的发现,并追踪到关闭。业务部门EHS专业人士主持了审计,并与其他业务部门的嘉宾审计员一起分享最佳实践和经验教训。

超过一半的审核时间是在现场地点花费的,重点关注正在进行工作的站点,以便审核员可以吸引员工和承包商。审核员还检查培训,能力和检查记录以及其他文档。我们分享观察到的趋势,并在整个公司的审计期间学习,以推动改进。

Devon’s internal audit team provides an additional layer of review by performing operational audits in our field offices to examine processes and controls for supply chain, inventory, fleet management and other functions. Internal audit also periodically assesses the field audit process and recommends improvement opportunities. For example, Devon internal auditors suggested including guest auditors in business unit audits to provide an independent voice.

审计也导致toll-f精简ree number for ethics, EHS and other issues across all Devon locations. Over time, the corrective actions we complete to address audit findings can lead to safety, operational and process improvements.

驾驶改进

Devon sets corporate safety goals every year to focus our efforts to improve performance. We want to prevent SIFs and all injuries and incidents so our employees and contractors can return home safely every day.

We achieved our corporate safety goals in 2021 by reducing our SIF event rate (for employees + contractors) to 0.07 per 200,000 hours worked, which was significantly lower than the goal and the 2020 rate, and utilizing SIF learnings throughout Devon to prevent future occurrences. We believe this resulted from the open and transparent evaluation and integration of legacy company best practices following the merger, as well as our focus on safe operations throughout the year. We place special emphasis on the SIF rate because we want to prevent life-threatening and life-altering incidents, and to understand high-risk near misses to help us improve.

SIF investigations are led by each business unit and reviewed and shared by the EHS Council. In 2021, they identified root causes and assigned a wide range of corrective actions, including coaching vendor rig crews, adding trainings, changing and increasing training on protocols, and updating policies. During the higher-risk summer holidays, the drilling and completions team recorded zero SIFs by increasing communications, engagements and re-focus meetings.

我们还审查了没有人受伤的SIF和行业SIF,以更好地了解趋势,缓解和最佳实践。德文郡(Devon)是一项自愿行业计划的创始参与者,旨在消除美国陆上E&P运营中的SIF活动。API陆上安全联盟(OSA)的参与者致力于支持OSA指导原则,行业共享和学习,并执行救生行动计划,风险评估,事件调查和其他安全行动。

为了全面了解我们的安全性能,德文郡还跟踪了员工和承包商的限制率(DART),损失的时间事件(LTIR)和可记录的事件率(TRIR)。在2021年,我们的Trir(适用于员工 +承包商)比2020年增长了14%,手和手指受伤占2021年可记​​录伤害的42%。我们在2022年开始以全公司的待命,以防止有意义的讨论和手指受伤。此外,Wooksover Operations团队负责人给机组人员定制了德文郡手套,并鼓励他们戴上它们,并将其置于手腕上的信息:“我的手指=我的未来=我的家人。”为了保持预防伤害的对话,许多机组人员在工作区中悬挂了一个特殊的德文郡警报。

2022年公司安全目标

Devon’s 2022 corporate safety goals continue our mission to protect the lives of our employees, contractors and communities. Based on our underlying metrics, the goals are weighted toward leading indicators, and demonstrate our level of commitment to safety and to delivering a superior safety culture.

Safety accounts for 50% of the company’s ESG goal in 2022, or 7.5% of the overall corporate scorecard. SIF event reduction represents the largest portion of the safety goal. Utilizing SIF learnings to reduce SIF exposure and events and improve processes, culture and workplace safety remains a companywide goal for the fourth year.

在我们的价值观的指导下,始终做正确的事,互相支持并主动管理风险,我们继续通过文化,工具和流程来安全地为整个德文郡团队提供安全工作。