Environmental Excellence

Leadership in Environmental Management

Environmental Excellence

At Chevron, we take our role in demonstrating excellence in environmental management very seriously and we are proud this work had been repeatedly recognised, both locally and globally.

2015 Golden Gecko Award

Chevron Australia has won the Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence for the Wheatstone Project Micro-tunnel shore-crossing at Ashburton North.

Hosted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum, the Golden Gecko Awards recognises leading practice and innovation in environmental management.

The award acknowledged the success of the Wheatstone Project Micro-tunnel, the critical link that creates a shore-crossing for the 225km trunkline (pipeline) that starts behind the coastal dune system and terminates under the ocean floor. The Micro-tunnel provides an innovative solution to crossing the shoreline by tunnelling under the coastal environment and reducing impacts to the onshore area.

The Wheatstone Project Upstream and Environment teams at the 2015 Golden Gecko Awards, where Chevron Australia won the Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence.

2015 APPEA Environment Award

Chevron was recently recognised for its outstanding environmental commitment by winning the Environment Award at the 2015 Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Health, Environment and Safety (HES) Conference.

2015 APPEA Environment Award and the Domestic Gas Pipeline team.

The Chevron Domestic Gas Pipeline team at the 2015 APPEA HES Conference, which was attended by more than 300 delegates from the Australian oil and gas industry.

The award acknowledged the success of the Gorgon Project Domestic Gas Pipeline Construction and Rehabilitation Project, which included protection of sensitive environments along the 90 kilometre pipeline corridor between the east coast of Barrow Island and the mainland.

Inaugural 2014 APPEA Environment Award

Chevron was also recognised at the inaugural Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Environment Excellence Award in April 2014. The award acknowledged our demonstrated overall excellence against a broad suite of criteria. The judges believed our Operational Excellence Management System enabled employees, team leaders and senior staff to evaluate environmental performance, seek continuous improvement and strive for environmental excellence.

Our engagement with independent expert panels, advisory committees and community reference groups to further improve our environmental planning and program delivery was also recognised as being leading edge in the industry.

Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski, left, with Dr Harry Butler AO, centre, and APPEA Vice Chairman Warren Ford.

Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski, left, with Dr Harry Butler AO, centre, accepts the APPEA award from APPEA Vice Chairman Warren Ford in April 2014.

Environmental Engineering Excellence Awards

In 2013, for the third consecutive year, Chevron won the Environmental Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards. The Gorgon Project’s 18-month dredging program and construction of the Materials Offloading Facility (MOF) received the award in recognition of the leading edge environmental engineering practices and innovative design solutions implemented to protect the natural environment.

In 2012, the Gorgon Shore Crossing on the west coast of Barrow Island won both the State and National Environmental Awards and the Barrow Island Quarantine Management System impressed the judging panel in 2011.

2013 Engineering Excellence Awards

At the awards event - from left to right, Russell Lagdon Chevron Senior Environmental Consultant, Geoff Prior Chevron Project Manager Marine Infrastructure and Zac Wood Chevron Project Manager Civils and Underground accept the Environmental Excellence award for the dredging and construction of the Materials Offloading Facility for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project.

Excellence in Environmental Management

At the United Nations (UN) Association of Australia World Environment Awards in June 2012, Chevron was recognised for excellence in environmental management.

The Barrow Island Quarantine Management System received the Business Award for Best Practice Program for demonstrating excellence in environmental management and sustainable development, consistent with global UN standards.