Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

We understand that our long-term sustainability and value creation will be driven by an integrated approach of our commercial objectives in alignment to our Environmental impact.

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

We understand that our long-term sustainability and value creation will be
driven by an integrated approach to our business operations, safety of our
people, protection of the environment and safeguarding of our assets.

Our Commitment

At FIRST E&P, safety is at the top of our core values and demonstrates
our to operating with robust Health, Safety, and Environmental practices
that assure operational, safety and environmental excellence.

Our Business Priority and Safety Charter is GOAL ZERO: NO HARM to

  • We provide and maintain a safe, secure, and healthy work environment, operating
    conditions, equipment, and systems of work to protect all our employees, delivery
    partners and the public within our operating environment.

  • We deploy technical and process safety as well as environmental engineering
    framework, processes and initiatives for the protection and conservation of the
    environment as well as our assets.

  • We understand the industry we work in and that robust safety standards are critical and non-negotiable. With GOAL ZERO, there is a constant focus on safety in all aspects of our operations. All parties involved in our operations are to constantly drive for full compliance with all safety standards, protocols, and controls.

  • Everyone in FIRST E&P – employees, delivery partners and other third parties arefirmly dedicated to living this commitment and demonstrating it daily.

Our Approach

Safety and Environmental Excellence is achieved through a
combination of right behaviours and deliberate actions. We
have a strong and evolving HSE culture, powered by
focused initiatives that are led by the leadership of FIRST E&P. We employ an integrated HSE Management System
(HSE-MS) aligned to international standards and industry
best practice.

  • We ensure that all our activities either executed directly or through our contractors are underpinned by a robust hazard and effect management process.
  • By identifying risks and deploying preventive and proactive strategies, we develop an approach that ensures safety is a critical part of our business sustainability. To underpin
    this approach, the FIRST E&P Nine (9) Lifesaving Rules provide practical and work level guidelines to ensure safety requirements are adhered to.
  • We provide tailored engagements and training sessions for all our employees, contractors, and third parties to support awareness, knowledge, understanding of safety requirements, and improvement in requisite skills for safety-critical deliveries.
  • We always ensure that our asset development lifecycle considers potential and associated impacts on the environment, and we strive to protect the ecosystems within our immediate operational environment and adjoining communities.
Safety and Environmental Excellence remains an integral part of our operations and we remain committed and invested in driving and delivering GOAL ZERO.
Our operational coastline – taken during ground truthing for oil spill contingency studies.

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Juliet Ehimuan

Non-Executive Director

Juliet Ehimuan is Director of Google in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world; and featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.

With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Juliet is a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa. Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building.

Juliet has degrees from the London Business School, University of Cambridge; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and recently published 30 Days of
Excellence, a leadership and effectiveness guide.

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed

Non-Executive Director

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed is currently a Director & Partner in Danicees FZ, an oil & gas servicing company based in Nigeria & the UAE. She is also on the Board of Directors of FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited, an upstream oil & gas producing company in Nigeria.

Born in Nigeria, Daniella has a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar. She obtained her first degree is from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

Daniella started work with the banking industry in 1997. Her work experience includes positions in Federal Mortgage Finance, New Nigeria Bank & Zenith Bank PLC which she left at mid-management level to join Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company in 2005 as a stakeholder management liaison between SNEPCo and NNPC/NAPIMS on the Bonga South-West project.

She would later move to the Contracting team as Head, Office Services, managing the processing & subsequent approvals through the various team lines for all SNEPCo office contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, & Warri.

In 2009, Daniella took a hiatus from Shell Nigeria and worked with Oman Oryx Construction Company, UAE as the Head Corporate Services, responsible for handling all permits and stakeholder management engagements between the company and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman.

Daniella returned to Shell Nigeria in 2012, working within the strategy & portfolio team for SNEPCo office & governance policies Nigeria, until her voluntary exit from the company in 2015 to join her husband at Danicees and focus on her family.

Daniella is passionate about the formal & non-formal development of young people in Nigeria. She has been a Trustee and Director on the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh award for young people in Nigeria since 2018. The parent organization for the award was founded in 1956 in England by the late Prince Philip the 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Daniella views external relationships as key enabler to corporate success and is a team player dedicated to personal delivery and organizational goals. She is a hands-on, high-energy individual who uses her unique interpersonal skills to generate value for organizations and their stakeholders, balancing the strategic agenda with the requirements for optimal delivery.