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11/05/2022 News

Engagement Week in Esbjerg: Discovering new ways of working together and celebrating with each other

TotalEnergies EP Denmark recently celebrated its first-ever Engagement Week for its employees working out of our Esbjerg sites.  

After almost two years with limited social events, TotalEnergies EP Denmark opened its marquee doors to Engagement Week on 25 – 29 April. The week’s objective was to help shake up our everyday routines, challenge the way we work, meet new people from other departments and of course to have fun. 

Meeting new people through competitive games during Activity Day 

When working in a large organization, you are not guaranteed to recognize every face you meet on the stairway or by the coffee machine. But everyone attending Wednesday’s Activity Day may now be able to point out a few fresh faces when they roam the office.  

With teams randomized across departments, nationalities and ages, almost 600 people duked it out for a grand prize in brain-twisting puzzles and memory games, high-speed collaboration competitions and eye-opening cultural exercises. For many, with people they had never encountered or chatted to before. 

The theme and focal point for all activities were our collective successes from the past year, the benefits of our diverse cultural backgrounds, and the individual experience each of our colleagues brings to the table.  


World Day for Safety with a visit from Paris  

Safety is not just the cornerstone of our operational excellence – it is a core value of TotalEnergies across the world. Although an ever-present mindset, World Day for Safety is a time to promote safety culture within all the Company’s affiliates, uniting TotalEnergies’ employees and contractors around the common goal of zero fatal accidents.  

This year’s World Day for Safety fell on 29 April, the last day of Engagement Week. Building on the competitive spirit from Activity Day, teams were invited to quiz themselves in a Trivial Pursuit-inspired game based on our 12 Golden Rules.


Meanwhile 225 kilometers from the coast off Esbjerg in the North Sea, Arnaud Le Foll, Senior Vice President of North Sea and Russia & New Business, and Jean-Baptiste Faget, Technical Director of North Sea and Russia, paid a visit to the Tyra field.  

The two were accompanied by TEPDK’s Managing Director Eric Delattre; Louise Kolding, TEPDK HSE Manager; Olivier Gochely, Head of Tyra Redevelopment; Martin Rune, Country Chair and Ove Dalland, VP Country Delegate Denmark. Together, the party got to experience Tyra II as it is currently unfolding – and discuss the vital topic of safety with the personnel working to complete the installation. 

Between 2021 and 2023, the hook-up and commissioning teams are spending more than 1.3 million man-hours at the Tyra field to connect cables and pipes, test the equipment, integrate the reservoirs, wells, compressors and pumps – and finally, of course, to re-link Tyra II with the onshore Danish gas supply and distribution network. There are therefore loads of potential risks to assess and important considerations to make in a project of this scale.   

HSE Awards: Recognizing good safety behavior 

World Day for Safety naturally offered an opportunity to reflect on our safety performance over the past year through the annual Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Awards.  

At an informal award ceremony, external guests, contractors and employees gathered to celebrate the important milestones and achievements of our colleagues and business partners that help ensure that everyone gets home safe - every time.  

The winners of the categories were:  

Best Stop Card or safety intervention: Søren Faxø, TotalEnergies, for his intervention that led to a procedural change on the ESVAGT Leah and Heidi vessels contracted to work for TEPDK  

Best safety observation: Julie Jensen, Jutlandia Terminal, for her observation and intervention of an unsafe action   

Safety leadership: Ramunas Kruopys, Muehlhan Oil & Gas, for his observant behavior and positive can-do attitude on Gorm  

Safety partnerships: Frank Doorentz, TotalEnergies, for his leadership of the Dan D Campaign Team  

Special contractor award: ALTRAD for their positive safety statistics trend and their journey with continued engagement in the offshore safety organization and operation to move towards TotalEnergies’ HSE standards