Efforts to identify and address key public health challenges in our operating areas are guided by our Responsible Operations Management System (ROMS).
Areas we address include:
Occupational hygiene and exposure control
Medical emergency management
Fitness-for-duty and medical surveillance
Public and community health impacts
Our exposure assessment process builds upon and aligns exposure risk management with the health, environment, safety and security (HES&S) risk assessment process. The focus is on identifying, recognizing, evaluating and controlling chemical, physical and biological exposure risks in our workplace. We use qualitative assessment techniques to identify and rank potential exposure hazards according to risk, and then apply quantitative industrial hygiene monitoring to ensure that hazards are adequately controlled.
To advance public health initiatives that promote the common good and protect the public in our operating areas, we collaborate with community leaders. For example, we partner with the American Heart Association to spread awareness about cardiovascular health, a major cause of death in regions where we operate. To reduce stress on community health facilities in our unconventional resource assets, we contract for telemedicine services for ill and injured workers, drug and alcohol testing, and other basic services for our employees and contractors.
Our public health programs in Equatorial Guinea emphasize capacity building. The primary program is the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project, now in Phase III. As part of our focus on maternal and child health, we partnered with the Foundation for Nursing Development, the EG Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National University of Equatorial Guinea on a program that graduated 60 trained, university-certified midwives in 2017 who are now serving throughout the country. In addition, Marathon Oil started the Ver Bien (See Well) project in 2017 to screen children for vision problems and provide reduced-price eyeglasses to enhance their educational outcomes.
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Digital Oilfield Capabilities
We’re expanding digital oilfield capabilities throughout our U.S. unconventional resource plays. They’re allowing us to automate field operations, transmit and manage large amounts of data, perform site and equipment surveillance remotely, and analyze and optimize operations.
Since 2002, Marathon Oil has been the operator of a world-class integrated gas business in Equatorial Guinea. We’re striving to bring progress, opportunities and national capacity to the community and host nation, while building long-term shareholder value.