Awards

Parker Drilling Company is proud of the recognition received from customers, partners and government agencies for outstanding performance. Here is a sampling of some awards and recognitions received in the last few years.

 

2011

Parker's Aviation division received the "Corporate Business Flying Safety Award" from the National Business Aviation Association for operating business aircraft for 19 consecutive years without an accident.

2010

Exxon Neftegas Ltd. (ENL) honored Parker Drilling with the "2010 Sakhalin-1 Project Contractor of the Year" award in recognition of Parker's excellence in safety performance at the ENL-owned, Parker-operated Yastreb extended-reach drilling rig and the Orlan platform at Sakhalin Island, Russia.

The Alaska Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner approved the Parker Training Center's Anchorage campus for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs. SHARP is a federal recognition program administered by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section. Companies that achieve SHARP status are likely to experience fewer workplace accidents and reduced workers' compensation insurance costs.

The Parker Drilling Houston Cycling Team was awarded the 2010 Platinum Award for Safety by the BP MS150 Safety Committee for excellence in bicycle safety and outstanding contributions to the bicycling community. Parker Drilling was one of only two teams out of 230 who earned this distinction in 2010. The BP MS150 is an annual 182-mile, two-day bike ride between Houston and Austin, Texas, with riders fulfilling the participation requirement of raising charitable donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society through rider sponsorships.

2009

Exxon Neftegas Ltd. presents Parker Drilling with a "Recognition for Excellence in Safety" for safe operations at the Sakhalin-1 Consortium's Orlan drilling and production platform and Yastreb extended-reach drilling rig.

Parker's Aviation division received the "Corporate Business Flying Safety Award" from the National Business Aviation Association for operating business aircraft for 17 consecutive years without an accident.

2008

Parker's Papua New Guinea and New Zealand divisions were awarded the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's Onshore Drilling Safety Award for the fifth consecutive year.

ConocoPhillips presents crews of Parker Barge Rigs 50B, 55B and 77B with an award in recognition of Parker employee efforts and company leadership towards safety in ConocoPhillips Gulf Of Mexico, South Louisiana and Fee Lands Operations.

2007

Parker Drilling was named as one of America's Safest Companies for 2007 by Occupational Hazards Magazine.

Parker Drilling Rig 216 received the 2007 BG Chairman's HSE Performance Award. BG, one of the four members working to develop Kazakhstan's Karachaganak field, developed the Chairman's Awards to recognize excellence within BG, its joint ventures and its contractors, and reward exemplary performance, innovation and the transfer of best practices.

Parker's Papua New Guinea and New Zealand divisions were awarded the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's Onshore Drilling Safety Award for the fourth consecutive year.

2006

Parker's Papua New Guinea division awarded Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's Onshore Drilling Safety Award for the third consecutive year.

2005

Parker Drilling sets new company record with lowest Total Recordable Incident Rate (0.97) among IADC members for 2005.

Parker's Papua New Guinea division awarded Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's Onshore Drilling Safety Award for 2005.

Parker's Mexico division base camp kitchen was awarded the "Distincto H" accreditation from the Mexican government for cleanliness and the appropriate handling of food served at the base camp and in the field.

Parker Drilling Company received ISO recertification registration for the Parker Drilling Quality Management System.

2004

Parker Drilling's Colombian Division was presented with the ISO 14001 Certificate on March 17, 2004, certifying that the Environmental Management System established to monitor all of PDC Andes Operations (Colombia, Peru, Bolivia) is compliant to the internationally accepted standard (ISO 14001).

2003

Parker Drilling personnel working offshore in the South China Sea received ConocoPhillips' Contractor HSE Performance Award for Drilling Contractors.

ChevronTexaco North America Upstream, Gulf of Mexico Business Units presented Parker Drilling with its Outstanding Drilling Contractor Award for Exemplary HES Performance at the 1st Annual Contractor Award Luncheon.

2002

The Colombia Division HSE and Training departments received 98.8 percent (2167 of the possible 2185 points) from the Colombian National Safety Council audit and were given the Emerald Cross Award at the National HSE Congress. HSE programs are measured and evaluated through this audit.

In recognition of their HSE efforts, the crew of Rig 226 in Papua New Guinea was presented with a safety award for Best Land Rig Drilling Contractor by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

ChevronTexaco recognized the crew of jackup Rig 21 for one year incident free operations, as defined by achieving zero OSHA Recordable Injuries, zero Government Non-Compliance Incidents, zero Fires, zero Spills into the Environment and zero Civil Penalties. ChevronTexaco also presented Rig 22 with the highest award given for notable performance, the "Award for Excellence."

ChevronTexaco gave barge Rig 51 in the Gulf of Mexico the ChevronTexaco North America Upstream President's Recognition for three years with incident free operations.

The Colombian Safety Council presented Parker Drilling with a Special Recognition for reducing its TRIR by 20% during 2002 in comparison with 2001.

2001

The Colombia Division was given the Gold Medal from Petrobras Unidad de Negocios Colombia for outstanding HSE performance during the second quarter.

2000

The Bolivian Division received an award from Maxus for being the contractor with the best performance in HSE while drilling the Caipipendi block.

The Papua New Guinea Division was recognized by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (APPEA) for superior safety achievement.

The Colombia Division received the Emerald Cross Medal of Merit from the Colombian Safety Council for its outstanding HSE performance.