Core values

Core values

The BW Offshore Way

Culture, Purpose & Principles

We work to develop and maintain a strong corporate culture, with appropriate organisation and team structures. We staff the company through competence mapping, talent development, recruitment, retention, replacement and exit. We ensure sustainability through performance measurement, improvement and rewards.

In achieving BW Offshore’s overall objectives, the company personnel, both permanent and temporary, are key resources. BW Offshore is committed to having competent, well trained and motivated personnel with the right attitude and behavior. This applies to our base organisation as well as fleet and project organisations. BW Offshore provides employees with competitive compensation and employment related benefits.

BW Offshore aims to be an attractive employer and rewarding workplace, working to achieve mutual respect, both for the individual employee and for our company through all phases of the employment. We want to ensure equal opportunities regardless of gender, ethnic background, age, religion or sexual orientation. We aim to provide a comfortable and adequate work environment to all employees. BW Offshore treats every employee with respect and dignity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

BW Offshore Purpose & Principles

The Purpose and Principles describes the “BW Offshore Way”; who we are, what we are doing, why we do it and how we do things in BW Offshore. 

         Our focus – What are we here to do?

        Our foundation – How are we expected to go about our work?  

The BW Offshore Purpose is to 

  • Be the number one offshore production owner and operator
  • Invest in, develop and operate offshore production assets by applying competitive technology and extensive operating experience
  • Create value by understanding and managing the risks and rewards of our business
  • Maximize return to shareholders whilst understanding the long term nature of our business

The BW Offshore Principles

The acronym for our five Principles is I LEAD, which is appropriate given that the principles are put in place to drive leadership behaviour at all levels in the organization.


We are trustworthy, transparent and authentic. We can be taken at our word.  

  • Do what you say you will
  • Be trustworthy
  • Be transparent
  • Be authentic

Leverage the team

We make the most of the strengths and capabilities of our employees. We understand the value of cooperation as opposed to competition when it comes to working internally with our peers. We are committed to building a pipeline of talent for the future and cultivating our organization and the people in it.

  • Collaborate and share
  • Respect the individual
  • Talk to and not about each other
  • Inspire and influence 


We are committed to creating value and we aim to be outstanding. We are not satisfied with the ‘good enough’ but strive for the best we are capable of.

  • Be good at what you do
  • Anything worth doing is worth doing well
  • Be part of the solution
  • Create value
  • Be part of the solution


We invite ourselves to be central and part of the game. We take responsibility and hold ourselves answerable. We treat the business as our own.

  • Value the company’s resources as your own
  • Take responsibility
  • Take ownership
  • Engage 

Disciplined Delivery

We are committed to play by the rules and adhering to systems. We plan thoroughly and following the plan and the process agreed.

  • Be realistic
  • Understand what is to be done, when and how
  • Get things done
  • Respect the BWO system 

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