Safety Performance

We work continuously on enhancing our processes towards zero incident performance.

We present our Health and safety performance in the period of 2011-2019 with a focus on the 2019 activities.  We plan our activities based on trends and dynamics analysis.  We measure our success by frequency of incidents that occurred over a set amount of work performed in man-hours.

The graph below shows the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) and Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF).

In 2019, KPO experienced a significant reduction of Lost Time Injuries and relative decrease of Total Recordable injuries. In 2019, KPO LTIF was 0.06 (versus 0.29 in 2018) and the TRIF – 0.28 (versus 0.50 in 2018).
We investigate all incidents in order to prevent their recurrence.  Besides, we share our lessons learned with our contractors and other interested parties, and adopt practices from others to improve safety.

LTI Frequency and TRI Frequency: KPO and Contractors, 2011-2019

In 2019, KPO vehicles travelled 42.7 mln km as opposed to 38 mln km in 2018.

Road Traffic Incident Frequency (RTIF) per mln km driven decreased from 0.03 in 2018 to 0.02 in 2019.  This related to implementation of a number of activities aimed at improving road safety.  Besides, transport mileage was increased because of the 2019 Turnaround and expansion of the Karachaganak Gas Debottlenecking Project (KGDBN).

In 2019, one severe RTI took place - while overtaking a third-party vehicle a contractor driver lost control, which resulted in vehicle roll over into the ditch.

Road Traffic Incident Frequency: KPO and Contractors, 2017-2019

Peer comparison

We annually review our safety performance against other Oil & Gas production operators. KPO Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are compared to the data annually published by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) based on the operators’ performance collected worldwide.

In 2019, the number of  Lost Time Injuries in KPO was reduced significantly.  If compared with other peer companies, KPO LTIF is better versus the performance indicators of Top 10 IOGP and IOGP Average for 2019 (see Graph below). IOGP Safety Performance Indicators are posted annually at

KPO Performance versus IOGP, 2006-2019