How we operate
BP’s operating management system (OMS) provides the basis for managing our operations in a systematic way
What is it?
How does it work?
Vice President, Safety and Operational Risk, BP
"In 2013 and beyond we will continue to focus on applying OMS to our operations. We'll drive conformance by delivering our plans, executing the performance improvement cycle, and using continuous improvement."
Driving conformance and continuous improvement
Operations undertake an annual assessment, checking their performance against each of the requirements set out in their OMS. Resulting plans put in place by local operations to close any gaps and identify improvements are prioritized with the aim of continually driving reductions in the level of risk at the sites. Conducting assessments on an annual basis is a means to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. We update and enhance our group requirements within OMS as needed to reflect these as well as the company’s priorities and experience. For example, we have been updating our procedures around oil spill preparedness and response, crisis and continuity planning and learning from incidents.
Group Head of Operations, Safety and Operational Risk, BP
"Our OMS is designed to drive a rigorous and holistic approach to safety, risk management and operational integrity. It provides considerable detail describing what we expect, and what good performance looks like, yet it is built around a handful of simple operating principles and concepts. Most importantly, OMS is designed to help leaders focus on the few things that are most important when delivering safe, compliant and reliable operations. I've seen great things happen when leaders use the simplicity of OMS to clarify and establish their operating priorities and expectations. The principles of OMS are fundamental to how we deliver safe operations at BP."