Conoco Phillips is the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company, based on proved reserves and production. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, Conoco Phillips has more than 19,000 employees and assets in 27 countries.
In Australia, the Conoco Phillips portfolio includes the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in the Northern Territory and the Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland, as well as exploration and appraisal projects offshore from Australia including the Greater Poseidon, Caldita-Barossa and Greater Sunrise fields.
Rift custom designed this two-tone, three layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm outer with FR webbing lining and two-tone, three layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm vest with FR polyester fleece.
Conoco Phillips approached Rift Safety Gear to review their current safety garment needs for the Australia Pacific LNG Gladstone Pipeline project. Once completed, the project will transport gas from coal seam gas fields in the Bowen-Surat basins near Wandoan in central Queensland to the LNG processing facility at Curtis Island near Gladstone. The brief comprised a request for an upgrade of their current workwear to a work jacket that offered greater wearer comfort for the Queensland weather and working conditions. Submitted designs were to be suitable for wet weather, lightweight, breathable, warm at night and compliant to global safety standards for the oil and gas industry.
RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE
As the COO and Product Development Manager of Rift, Jason Anderson initially focussed on sourcing technically advanced materials as the basis for the jacket. Rift then designed Conoco Phillips a FRAS 4-in-1 jacket that met the stringent safety requirements governing the Australian oil and gas industry. More recently, Rift also supplied Conoco Phillips with matching wet weather FRAS high-visibility trousers.
All workwear was designed and manufactured in accordance with Conoco Phillips’ internal safety standards and with all relevant Australian Safety Standards, AS/NZS:2755.1985, ASNZS:1020:1995, AS/NZS:4602.1.2011.
The design incorporated all features that were specific to the requirements of the Conoco Phillips workforce operating in this particular geographical location, namely a FRAS wet weather protective jacket that also prioritised comfort to accommodate challenging weather conditions.