If you work in oil and gas, you know the name National Oilwell Varco (NOV). They are often referred to as the “toolbox of the industry,” and for good reason. With all of the equipment and specialty tools they make, and the vast number of service technicians they send to sites around the world, you’re likely to see more than a little of their trademark red around the oilfield.
NOV has grown by capturing market share with innovative technology and acquisitions of several of the smaller players in the industry. With all that growth, you would think their safety record would be one of the worst in the industry, when they actually have one of the best.
In our discussion with NOV’s Chief Marketing Officer David Reid andChief Health Safety and Environment Officer Bill Crabbe, we learned that their secret comes from trusting and respecting their employees to make the right decisions when if comes to safety, and creating a family culture that encourages employees to look out for each other.
Click Play to Hear the Oil And Gas HSE Podcast Episode 19 – National Oilwell Varco: Safety is a Family Affair
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If you would like to know more about what NOV is doing, you can check out their website here.
For a good perspective on how the employees at NOV feel about working for this world-class company, check out the We are NOV video on YouTube.
And if you haven’t been to NOV’s event during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, mark that on your calendar. Mark, Patrick and the rest of the Oil and Gas Global Network podcast crew will be there, so come and say hi.
To connect with David, you can find him on LinkedIn.
If you would like to connect with Bill, let David know and he will walk down the hall and let Bill know.
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