Samotlorneftegaz Achieved Certification Under Three International Standards
Following the audit conducted by SGS the Integrated Management Systme of Samotlorneftegaz has been certified under ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
In December 2011, SGS auditors completed the second stage of the certification audit resulting in the decision to certify the Integrated Management System of Samotlorneftegaz as compliant with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. As a consequence, SGS issued the relevant certificates under SAS accreditations.
Top-management of Samotlorneftegaz, the TNK-BP’s top producing asset, took the decision to implement the leading international management systems standards with the following objectives:
- To create a continuous improvement system and involve all employees in its implementation;
- To assure transparency of interaction between all business processes through a process management system;
- To increase the company’s efficiency through continuous monitoring and analysis of business processes;
- To implement the policy of preventing mistakes, incidents and non-compliances instead of correcting them.
During the audit of the Integrated Management System SGS experts highlighted personnel’s high professionalism and commitment in achieving results as well as the high priority set on HSE issues at each management level across Samotlorneftegaz.
“The Integrated Management Systems of Samotlorneftegaz based on ISO standards aims at increasing personnel involvement in achieving corporate objectives and tasks and at boosting process management to provide for valid decision-making”, - comments Ildar Dayanov, Head of QMS and Management Systems Development at Samotlorneftegaz.
“The complex management approach, focus on prevention and risk minimization as well as continuous improvement actions demonstrated by Samotlorneftegaz testify of international management key principles being adopted”, - noted Konstantin Timoshechkin, Head of Systems and Services Certification and Business Development Manager for Eastern Europe at SGS.
Samotlorneftegaz is TNK-BP’s top producing asset and the company’s biggest subsidiary. It is developing the central and southwestern sectors of the Samotlor field. Company’s core activities are exploration and development of oil and gas fields, drilling of parametric, exploratory, appraisal and production wells for hydrocarbons and extraction, transportation, treatment, processing and sale of hydrocarbons, construction of oil and gas field facilities. TNK-BP is a leading Russian oil company and is among the top ten privately-owned oil companies in the world in terms of crude oil production.
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