International conference on health, safety and environment in oil and gas exploration and production. New Orleans LA (USA), 1996/06/09.
Chevron Nigeria Limited has most of its oil and gas exploration and production operations offshore and a smaller proportion on the swamp and on land.
The Escravos tank farm is the operational headquarters for the Escravos operations which has 5 offshore living platforms and 2 living platforms on the swamp.
The total average resident population on all these platforms is 260.
Prior to June 1992, all ill or injured persons on any of these locations had to be flown by helicopter to the Escravos tank farm on which is located a well equipped industrial clinic.
This involved a lot of flight time and lost work time and the attendant cost was high.
A new system of health care delivery has now been introduced whereby a well trained and experienced nurse visits these offshore locations to attend to employees health needs right on their platforms.
A staff physician also visits these locations at regular intervals.
This system has been found to be cheaper, more effective and more acceptable to the employees living on these platforms.
This paper describes the system of health care delivery, the commonly encountered health problems and relevant statistics.
Plans to introduce a similar system to the Eastern operations of Chevron Nigeria is also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plateforme marine, Compagnie pétrolière, Nigéria, Afrique, Médecine travail, Organisation santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Marine platform, Oil company, Nigeria, Africa, Occupational medicine, Public health organization, Human
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