Working Toward Zero Incidents
Identifying risks and proactively seeking prevention measures is something we practice in all of our operating areas. Critical to this process is our Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory (HSER) Compliance Assurance team. This team conducts audits across company operations, striving to identify potential safety or environmental hazards. In partnership with our Operations teams, changes are implemented to reduce HSER-related risk.
Should an incident occur, it is our commitment to learn from it and, where appropriate, improve our processes. To deliver on this commitment, we utilize a root cause investigation system to standardize our reporting, investigation and analysis of incidents. This system enables us to determine the root causes of incidents and discern where and what improvements are necessary.
Although pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to transport natural gas and oil, it is critical that pipelines be maintained properly and that public be educated about identifying leaks and preventing pipeline damage. Chesapeake's Ground Disturbance Standard ensures we are compliant across our operating areas with the varying regulations that have been adopted by different states. Our standard describes how we remain compliant with the varied regulations and respond to various incidents if needed.
Chesapeake participates in one call programs in 14 different states, helping to ensure Chesapeake's underground assets are recorded and marked accurately. Chesapeake's field personnel process one call tickets, mark underground utilities and oversee ground disturbance activities on site. In 2019, the company responded to 18,000 one call tickets.
Each year the company also participates in National Dig Safely Month and National 811 Day to increase awareness for calling before digging, with a goal of reducing line strikes. During this month, we provide resources both internally and externally to help educate our employees and the public.
In 2019, Chesapeake successfully plugged and abandoned in place its last Department of Transportation regulated liquids line, thus reducing our total regulated pipeline mileage down to 16 miles of gas pipeline. This effort has reduced our overall pipeline footprint by half and decreased our potential product transportation liability.
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