Project Zero in Brief
Project Zero was initiated in February 2014 at the request of Maersk Drilling CEO Claus Hemmingsen. Reaching zero incidents is part of Maersk Drilling’s strategy of delivering a profit of USD 1 billion in 2018, while conducting incident-free operations.
The project’s key focus areas include:
- Communication and collaboration, including all rig crew, third party and customer teams
- Reviewing and modifying training approaches to fully empower offshore teams
- Simplifying current processes and procedures to encourage compliance
- Clarifying safety roles and responsibilities
- Data-driven decision making: Identifying new metrics and correlations
- Innovation: Developing game-changing tools, products and methodologies
Project Zero will continue through 2018 with the ambition to change the standard way of thinking and working in Maersk Drilling – so that a stand-alone project is no longer required.
Improving how Maersk Drilling gathers and uses data will save lives,” says Mike Andres, the head of Project Zero.
“We collect a tremendous amount of data across the fleet, but the majority is reactive and only tells a fragment of the story.
One of our biggest challenges is our current inability to understand the reasons behind our safety performance trending – both good and bad,” he adds.
In the past, Andres has assembled bikes for Toys ‘R Us, worked on the late-night cleaning crew at Burger King, loaded trucks in a lumberyard and even sold industrial chemicals door-to-door to work his way through university.
After 15 years of global experience within the Maersk Group, now as the head of Project Zero, his goal is clear: to make preventable accidents in the drilling industry a thing of the past.
Project Zero is focused on plumbing the data to find new correlations, trends and signals that will help identify potential safety issues before an incident occurs.