Belfield, ND, April 10, 2015 – C&J Energy Services proudly announces that its Belfield, ND Well Services facility has achieved Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification. C&J’s facility achieved this recognition following an audit by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Star-level award, the highest level granted, recognizes the company’s efforts in achieving exemplary occupational safety and health compliance. The facility had been recognized at the VPP Merit level in 2011 before earning Star status.
“Our Belfield facility team has achieved a great accomplishment with this certification at the Star level,” said Jim Prestidge, C&J’s Chief Strategy Officer. “This achievement illustrates our ongoing commitment to health and safety programs at our facilities and sites, while demonstrating that safety is of the utmost importance to C&J. The Belfield team truly upholds our company’s key message: ‘Excellence Delivered.’”
C&J now has seven VPP-approved sites in the United States in its industry classification, “Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations.” The Belfield facility is the company’s only Star-certified mobile workforce site.
The VPP qualification process included a comprehensive audit of the facility’s safety, health, training and operational programs; in-depth employee interviews about their understanding of the company’s safety programs; and detailed reporting on how the company conducts business.
“We would not have been able to achieve the VPP Star status without our employees’ deep involvement and dedication,” said John Srock, Vice President of QHSE at C&J. “We constantly strive to assure a safe work environment for all of our employees and facilities and view this achievement as recognition of our commitment to our culture of continuous improvement.”
The VPP was created in 1982 to encourage industry-related facilities to strive for safety excellence. VPP sites have demonstrated that their commitment to employee protection extends beyond the OSHA standards. Companies who achieve the VPP Star Award display injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their competitors.
C&J’s Belfield facility is a rig services facility for North Dakota, serving the Bakken shale region. The facility provides customers with workover rigs and well servicing rigs for routine repair and maintenance of oil and gas wells, completion of new wells, re-drilling operations and plug and abandonment.
About C&J Energy Services
C&J Energy Services is a leading provider of well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. As one of the largest completion and production services companies in North America, C&J provides a suite of services for the entire life cycle of the well, including cementing; directional drilling; fracturing; coiled tubing; wireline; rig services; fluids management; and numerous complementary services. As part of our ongoing strategic initiatives and vertical integration efforts, we are in the process of developing field-driven technological solutions and innovative products, and we also manufacture, repair and refurbish equipment used in the oilfield services industry. We also offer a suite of well services, including rig services, fluids management and complementary special services, which are essential to enhancing and maintaining production over the life of the well. Our fluids management services boast the largest fluids services fleet in the U.S., and our fleet of workover rigs makes C&J the second largest well servicing provider in the U.S.
C&J operates in all major North American onshore basins with facilities across the United States and Western Canada. C&J also has an office in Dubai and is in the process of establishing an operational presence in key countries in the Middle East. For additional information about C&J, please visit www.cjenergy.com.
John Srock, Vice President, QHSE
C&J Energy Services