Chevron Canada to Donate Survival Equipment to Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Chevron Canada is making a large donation of safety and survival equipment, valued at approximately $477,000, to aid in training for the offshore petroleum industry delivered by the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Today’s announcement was made at the Atlantic Petroleum Show held in partnership with the 2016 Noia Conference.

Chevron Canada is providing the Centre with a 60 person lifeboat.  The Norsafe GES 40 is a 12 metre, totally enclosed free fall lifeboat with a moulded fiberglass constructed hull.  The OSSC currently uses similar lifeboats, like those installed at offshore oil installations, for at sea survival exercises.

Chevron Canada is also donating a significant amount of personal protection equipment (PPE) ranging from bunker jackets and pants, boots, hard hats and gloves for use by clients and instructors in training exercises.

“Our Offshore Safety and Survival Centre has proven itself as the most comprehensive training facility for operators and workers in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore petroleum industry for over 30 years,” said Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine Institute). “Today the Marine Institute is not only thanking Chevron for this donation of survival equipment, but also for their long term support of OSSC’s training expertise and for partnering with us to advance safety in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry. This donation not only benefits the OSSC but everyone training for the offshore sector.”

“Chevron Canada is pleased to support the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre and the critical role it plays in ensuring the safety of the workforce in the province’s offshore energy industry,” said Mark MacLeod, Chevron Canada’s Vice President, Atlantic Canada. “This life-saving equipment will provide long-term benefits to the OSSC and to the industry which we are proud to be a part of.”

Chevron Canada is an indirect, independent subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Since 1938, Chevron Canada has been exploring for, developing, producing and marketing crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Chevron Canada has interests in exploration, development and production projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador; oil sands projects and resource acreage in Alberta; a proposed liquefied natural gas project and resource acreage in British Columbia; and exploration and discovered resource interests in the Northwest Territories.

Chevron’s vision is to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance. In Canada and worldwide, the company makes people, as well as funds, available for worthwhile community projects and partnerships. Chevron is committed to protecting people and the environment through the systematic management of safety, health, environment, reliability and efficiency. The company works to achieve an injury-free, healthy workplace, eliminate spills and environmental incidents and identify and mitigate key environmental risks. Chevron strives for industry-leading asset reliability and the efficient use of all resources.

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive educational, research and industrial training centre for the oceans industries.  Its Offshore Safety and Survival Centre offers a complete range of safety and emergency response training courses to the offshore petroleum, marine transportation, fishing and land based industries and trains over 5000 offshore personnel annually from its location in Foxtrap, NL.