Strategic Focus

Safety & Environment

Personnel Safety

Employee and contractor injuries beyond first aid are rare for AMPCO. The safety program is based on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. OSHA Recordable Incidents are reported, investigated and a recordable incident rate (ORIR) tracked.

AMPCO’s safety program is governed by a set of internal guidelines, denoted as ASMS (AMPCO Safety Management System), which establishes eleven management elements. Close adherence to these elements has permitted AMPCO’s safety program to perform at “World-Class” levels (i.e., zero ORIR).

Process Safety

Prevention of process safety incidents is an utmost priority for AMPCO. The process safety program, which constitutes the second pillar of AMPCO’s safety program, ensures that all measures and precautions are taken to prevent loss of containment incidents, which are the precursors to more significant events.

The process safety program is based on the US OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations, which were developed in 1992. There are fourteen management elements within the PSM regulation governing aspects of good engineering design, operation and maintenance of process facilities. Several PSM management elements are included in the ASMS described above. AMPCO is committed to improving the process safety program and has allocated resources to do so.

Environmental Stewardship

The AMPCO facility was purpose-built to capture and use natural gas from the offshore Alba Field to avoid flaring. By using natural gas as our feedstock and maintaining high reliability, AMPCO has prevented greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from flaring and their impact on global climate and air quality since our first commercial production in 2001. AMPCO’s environmental practices are based on World Bank and US regulatory standards, as well as those of our owners, Marathon Oil, Chevron and Sonagas GE.

People & Performance

People and performance is one of AMPCO’s values, and our commitment is to employ local citizens to help sustain our business and the associated economic and social benefits in Equatorial Guinea. AMPCO achieved a 90% national workforce in 2019. We are working to increase nationalization to at least 92% over the next three years. For more information, please see “Workforce Nationalization, Learning & Development".


Reliability initiatives focus on making improvements in procedures and work processes that cover monitoring and maintaining fixed and rotating equipment. The goal is to spend more effort in measuring the condition of equipment and maintaining it at functional levels, and then make facilitating repairs as necessary that are done right the first time.  Scheduling the equipment for routine service is always more process efficient than reacting to unpredicted events. Near term objectives include improving the relationships and communication between technical and craft personnel to form a team approach that enhances the effectiveness of all work.

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