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The Wide-Ranging Benefits of a Strong Safety Culture
GTE’s HSE cultural growth over the past five years has been a factor in increased local hiring, greater efficiency and improved relationships with stakeholders.
ā Increased percentage of local workers – As workers from nearby areas, many of whom are new to the oil industry, begin to adopt the company’s HSE standards, they assume work
roles of increasing responsibility, which allows the company to increase opportunities for local employment.
ā More efficient operations – A strong HSE culture reduces downtime, improves efficiency and drives institutional learning. Thousands of workers at
all levels identify risks and improve standard operating procedures, creating a safer work environment and reducing the time needed to carry out activities.
ā More satisfied stakeholders – Government, financial and community stakeholders are seeing more efficient operations with less risk to health, safety and the environment.
   “Our safety culture is based on the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to mentor the next person and ultimately to improve the operation.”
Aldemar Gonzalez, Drilling Superintendent
75% GTE reduced the time required to drill new
wells by more than 75% over several years.
90% Staffing on GTE’s drilling rigs went from 90% national
workers to 90% local workers in just four years.
  HeALTH & SAfeTy

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