INPEX Australia COVID-19 update

Posted 24 March 2020

Perth, Australia

INPEX is responding swiftly to the COVID-19 situation to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff, contractors, suppliers and the local communities in which we operate.

We’ve established a dedicated COVID-19 Crisis Management Team (CMT) which is taking advice and guidance from the WA Department of Health and applying protocols across our locations in Perth, Broome, Darwin and offshore.

This includes:

  • Mandating that all personnel complete self-assessment questionnaires before accessing INPEX Australia locations.
  • Screening temperatures of all personnel travelling to our offshore facilities.
  • Ensuring strict health and hygiene practices are followed and travel guidelines understood.
  • Facilitating social distancing such as working from home arrangements and using teleconferencing instead of face-to-face meetings.

INPEX Deputy Vice President Corporate Co-ordination Bill Townsend said the safety and wellbeing of INPEX staff, contractors, and the community are of the utmost importance.

On 22 March we became aware that a person who recently worked on a contractor’s offshore drilling rig off the Kimberley had returned a positive test for COVID-19 shortly after returning to his overseas home.

“As a precaution, all non-essential personnel from the Maersk Deliverer are being transferred from the rig to start 14 days’ self-isolation either in Broome or their home location,” said Bill.

“As a business we’re acutely aware of maintaining the integrity and continuity of our operations. But the health and welfare of our people remain our highest priority.

“INPEX is united with Australia as we all work to identify and manage unprecedented economic and social challenges in our businesses, workplaces, communities, homes and families.”