FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTS International (FTSI) won top honors for "Health and Safety Initiative of the Year" in the 2012 Rocky Mountains Oil & Gas Awards (www.oilandgasawards.com). The award was presented March 12, 2013, at the inaugural Rocky Mountains Oil & Gas Awards event in Denver.
The Oil & Gas Awards celebrate the achievements of oil and gas industry upstream and midstream companies, service providers and suppliers in relation to health and safety, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. FTSI's entry featured information about the company's Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) program. Senior executives from the oil and gas industry reviewed almost 300 entries from approximately 200 different companies before casting their votes for the finalists, according to awards program representatives.
FTSI Chief Executive Officer Greg Lanham said, "Over the last year, we implemented a number of important safety initiatives, including new training, increased enforcement and motivational programs. The results have been and continue to be impressive - we decreased our OSHA total recordable injury rate for our Services Division by 34 percent; however, we are not resting on those results. Our team continues to implement new safety programs and to reinforce existing efforts. We do this because we know that, at the end of the day, what is most important is that everyone goes home safely."
The complete list of winners will be posted online at www.oilandgasawards.com.
FTS International (www.ftsi.com) is a leading provider of well completion services for the oil and gas industry. The company employs almost 3,500 people, with more than 200 employees working in the Bakken Shale and Rocky Mountain areas. Exploration and production companies use FTSI's products and services primarily to enhance their recovery rates from oil and gas wells. FTSI's vertical integration provides a competitive edge, as the company custom manufactures, assembles and produces many key components used in its operations, including high-pressure hydraulic pumps and mobile pressure pumping units. FTSI also offers wireline services and owns and operates sand mines and processing facilities for producing proppants.