AZERBAIJAN – Operational Excellence & Safety
P&O Maritime Logistics has been operational in Azerbaijan for the last two decades, supporting the operations of British Petroleum (BP) and its partners in the country. BP first began operations in Azerbaijan over 25 years ago, in partnership with the Government of Azerbaijan, contributing to the development of the Caspian Sea as a modern hydrocarbon production centre providing a substantial new revenue stream for the state of Azerbaijan, underpinning its strong economic growth.
POML provides various types of Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) to BP in Azerbaijan’s largest oil and gas fields, transporting supplies to and from the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) and Shah Deniz fields, and providing anchor-handling and emergency response services. POML’s total fleet serving in Azerbaijan now stands at 21 vessels.
As well as delivering excellent levels of client service, at POML, we strive to maintain a positive safety culture, supported by a robust safety management system (SMS). Safety is not only integral to our license to operate, but our strong operational safety track record is also a key competitive strength, providing further assurance for clients to contract significant and long-term business with us.
Our unwavering commitment to safety supported through operational excellence has delivered over more than 3 years of LTI-free operations for BP and our partners. We focus relentlessly on driving a strong safety culture throughout our operations across our global organisation, which includes frequent visits management vessel visits.
Our ability to secure long-term contracts with reputed oil majors such as BP reflects the value and quality of our operations in the Caspian Sea and globally. Our exemplary operational and safety track record, as well as our contribution to the social development and economic growth in Azerbaijan, where 97% of our operational staff are Azerbaijani, demonstrates why POML is entrusted by major clients as a partner of socially and economically important energy projects.