Gas Processors Association honors Devon for safety

Jul 5, 2012 From staff reports

Devon Energy Corp. announced its Marketing and Midstream Division has accepted two safety awards from the Gas Processors Association, the 115-member trade association whose member-companies account for more than 90 percent of the natural gas liquids produced in the United States.

Devon was honored with the GPA President's Award for Safety Improvement for a strong 2011 performance and improvement from 2010. Devon also received second place in the large-company category of the GPA Company Safety Award. That award resulted from Devon's Midstream operations experiencing just one recordable employee injury in 2011.

"These awards recognize the commitment demonstrated by our employees to operate safely on the job each day, for themselves and their co-workers," said Ernst Schierwagen, Foreman in Devon's Riverton-area Midstream operations, including Worland and Beaver Creek plants. "We are sharply focused on improving and sustaining our environmental, health and safety performance, and these awards affirm our progress and encourage us to strive for even better performance."

Devon's Midstream operations in the Riverton area include the Beaver Creek gas plant, processing 16- to 20-million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The last time an employee there sustained an on-the-job injury causing lost time from work was 1988 --more than 8,600 days, or 207,000 hours worked.

Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is a leading U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about Devon, please visit our website at

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