Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced it has won the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) 2000 Safety in Seas Award.
The winning entry is ExxonMobil's Hoover-Diana Project. The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on April 2.
This award is presented in recognition of excellence by companies who have made the most important contribution to safety offshore. The recipient is determined by an independent selection committee that includes representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service, and the National Academy of Science's Marine Board.
NOIA selection of the Hoover-Diana Project was based on ExxonMobil's partnership approach to safety which resulted in safety performance that was seven times better than industry.
The Hoover-Diana Project represents a world-class achievement for ExxonMobil in many respects; from a world water depth record for a drilling and production platform, to state of the art technology adaptation for deep-water production systems.
The Hoover and Diana fields are located 200 miles south of Houston, in 4,800 of water and contain estimated recoverable resources exceeding 300 million oil-equivalent barrels.
ExxonMobil has an industry-leading position in the deepwater with 135 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, South America, and other parts of the world.