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Health, Safety and Environment Management System
Frontera has developed a management system (HSEMS) in alignment with global conventions that serves as the foundation of the company’s approach to managing health, safety and environmental issues. The company is committed to using a management systems approach for all safety and environmental issues.
Our vision is that the air, water, and waste residuals generated by our operations result in “zero harm” to the environment.
Frontera began taking significant voluntary actions in 2006 on a wellhead remediation program in its Mirzaani field. This effort was expanded in 2013 to cover all of the FEGL operating fields. Work described for this expanded Block 12 wide program was published in our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 reports. This voluntary program is representative of Frontera’s commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment in Georgia and reinforces the Company’s HSEC policy and vision of “moving towards zero harm”.
Frontera conducted the clean closure of its Taribani Waste Management Area land treatment operations according to International clean/closure criteria. The utilization of bioremediation as a technology to treat oily sludge and other oily material proved effective. This is the first successful demonstration of bioremediation in Georgia.
Frontera conducted a comprehensive hydrogeology program within its Block 12 operations.
This voluntary program among other programs reinforces the Company’s HSEC policy and vision of “moving towards zero harm”
As part of Frontera’s Hydrogeology program field measurements of groundwater were made over a 5 year period at about 300 locations that today provides a comprehensive set of baseline conditions for FEGL’s Block 12 area. The data collection was conducted by students from Tbilisi Technical University and various universities in the USA under the leadership of researchers from Tbilisi Technical University and Penn State University.
Government and NGOs
Frontera is committed to interaction with the non-governmental organization (NGO) community. It conducts semi-annual meetings with leading NGOs to discuss current and planned company operations as well as ongoing HSE activities.
We provide routine updates regarding the status of our HSE activities. In addition, Frontera has extensive communication with the appropriate governmental agencies within the Georgian government regarding its HSE activities, including technical presentations related to permit applications and environmental impact assessments.
Frontera pursues goal of Zero Harm to company employees and contractors and continued its exemplary safety performance in 2016 by working nearly 500, 000 hours with ZERO injuries.
Our Safety performance over the past 9 years puts us in the top of 5% of energy companies in our industry.
Frontera has now worked:
- Over 1.9 million hours with zero injuries
- 5 million hours with only one injury since March 2008
Frontera’s Medical Counseling ProjectRead more
Started in May 2017 and covered 3 regions in Georgia including Ozurgeti, Zemo Nikozi and Dedophlistskaro.
Team of medical professionals – pediatricians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists and surgeons conducted free medical screening and counseling of about 400 members of local community. The screening included cardiogram and echocardiogram, blood sugar level testing, thyroid and abdominal ultrasound, as well as physical examination. Patients were provided with practical medical advices and prescriptions instrumental to treatment of various conditions.
Frontera’s Medical Counseling Project vows to expand its scope of work throughout other regions of Georgia.
Frontera’s Agriculture ProjectRead more
As part of Frontera’s commitment to the Dedoplistkaro District, Frontera commissioned Texas A&M University’s Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture as well as the university’s AgriLife Research Center to undertake a project that is designed to conduct testing of Texas wheat germplasm from the Texas A&M seed bank that is best suited to the Kakheti region of Georgia.
The objective of the projected is to ultimately breed a unique wheat seed that is optimal for the Kakheti region. It is believed that this project will bring a better wheat seed and best agriculture practices to Kakheti in order to improve the farming business for everyone in the region. The project includes collaboration with local farmers to share results; collaboration with regional agricultural education institutions, and involvement of Georgian and USA agriculture students.
Frontera Safe Motherhood ProgramRead more
In response to an expressed need from the Gudushauri Medical Center in Tbilisi, Frontera joined with the Georgian Government in an initiative to address the high infant mortality rate in rural Georgia.
The program featured the mobile unit that allowed teams of medical professionals to reach out and provide care to expectant mothers in the Dedoplistskaro region of Eastern Georgia. The mobile unit serviced 13 villages in the Dedoplistkaro Region, allowing the medical team to triage pregnancies, provide guidance for women with normal pregnancies and facilitate continuing care for high-risk groups.