CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers tonight presented recognition awards to five oil and natural gas companies for innovative environmental, safety and social projects that demonstrate responsible resource development.
"Canada's oil and natural gas industry delivers energy to Canada and the world in a responsible way every day," said CAPP president Dave Collyer. "These annual awards recognize Canadian oil and gas leaders in continuous performance improvement."
The awards are part of the CAPP Responsible Canadian Energy program, which demonstrates progress in key performance areas, speaks candidly to challenges, encourages a collaborative approach to improvement and supports industry's social licence to operate.
CAPP's 2013 RCE award-winners were chosen from a record 33 project nominations. The awards are selected by the RCE Advisory Group from the nominated projects, which is composed of leaders representing the safety, environment, labour, Aboriginal, academic, private, finance and investment sectors. Awards were presented to:
Environmental Performance: Cenovus SkyStrat drilling rigHealth and Safety: Chevron Beaufort Sirluaq Seismic ProgramSocial Performance: Suncor David Thompson Corridor Visitor Services ProgramChair's Award: ARC Resources Dawson Gas Plant: Low Emissions FacilityPresident's Award: Encana Responsible Products Program Horn River Basin Recycling Race Against Hunger
Details are attached on each of the award-winning projects. For information on all the submissions and the Responsible Canadian Energy Program, please visit www.capp.ca/rce.
"Congratulations to the winners and the 33 nominated projects, all of which are examples of leading technology and innovation, creativity and perseverance that elevates our performance as an industry," Collyer said.
More than 550 people attended tonight's awards ceremony. Highlights included comments by Alberta Premier Alison Redford and a keynote speech by Chief Jim Boucher, Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for 23 of the past 27 years. Chief Boucher has been celebrated for his ongoing role in economic development and his commitment to sustaining the identity and traditions of his people.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP's member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $100 billion-a-year. CAPP's mission is to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner, through constructive engagement and communication with governments, the public and stakeholders in the communities in which we operate.