Exporting safety to China

September 10, 1998, 01:00 CEST

A health, environment and safety (HES) course is to be staged by Statoil and Shell for China's largest oil company.

Fifty key managers from the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) will be taking part, reports Bjørn Arve Bentsen in Statoil's corporate HES department.

Starting this week, the 14-day course is being held in the town of Xi'an south-west of Beijing.

"We have been preparing this programme for a long time," Mr Bentsen explains. "It focuses on how we handle HES in Statoil and presents our vision, the way we organise the work and measure results, and so forth."

The CNPC is one of three Chinese state oil companies, with most of its production on land. Operation of the Lufeng field in the South China Sea represents Statoil's principal involvement in the country.