Travis takes the helm as RRT Coordinator

Travis Hansen, regional EP&R adviser has been appointed to lead the Regional Response Team (RRT) following the retirement of Mark Wentworth (see Newsline April 2021). “I’ve been involved with the RRT since 2013 and when Mark retired, I felt I could do something to build on the amazing job he’s done and bring my own energies to the role,” he says.

Travis takes the helm as RRT Coordinator
Travis Hansen

With a focus on sustainability issues, Travis plans to develop more RRT training opportunities and help the team return to ‘normal’ activities as soon as COVID-19 allows. “You have to be bold and operate with speed, but there is a need to reinforce the fundamentals after a tumultuous period caused by the global pandemic, which is not yet over,” he says.

“A team such as the RRT also has to evolve in line with our business as the winds of change blow,” he explains. “I am really keen to refresh RRT’s relationship with ExxonMobil’s business units by demonstrating the value gained through involvement in our activities.

“RRT helps people build strong bonds across our organisation, creating exciting opportunities for personal progression. It also gives ExxonMobil a sustainable future by helping train our next generation of leaders. The next RRT simulated exercise is scheduled for September and likely to be a hybrid event featuring face-to-face and online gatherings.

“RRT has a unique remit as majority volunteers,” he concludes. “We can act as a vanguard for the rest of the Corporation, demonstrating capability in the face of uncertainty. If you’d like to get involved, please email me at”

Also in this issue

Remediation works are set to begin at Bowling

Preparation and construction works are due to start this month (May) at a significant former industrial site in Bowling near Glasgow after a year-long delay due to COVID-19. As part of the land sale agreement, ExxonMobil will remediate the site, which was previously home to an Esso oil terminal. The land is now part of the Glasgow City Region Deal project and will be transformed by the buyer into a major industrial and commercial development and bypass.

Fawley prepares for 70th anniversary celebrations

Preparations are underway to mark the 70th anniversary of the ‘new’ refinery at Fawley in September. Newsline spoke to Alison Jones, Fawley community manager, who is helping to co-ordinate the celebrations with Fawley’s Behaviours and Culture team.

“Everything at Fawley has 70th anniversary branding this year,” says Alison. “The 10 large information boards displayed in Fawley’s conference centre are being upgraded to mark the anniversary and digital signage is being used across the site. New photographs have been commissioned to hang throughout the administration building too.

EMBRACE – it’s time to talk

Conversations about race can sometimes feel uncomfortable – but that’s no reason not to speak out. Newsline recently spoke with Bhonae Tayali, EMIT digital support advisor, of the EMBRACE Network about its latest activities, which seek to show why we must actively listen, learn and talk about the experiences of our colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds, in order to live out the ExxonMobil value of being inclusive.

FAST – preserving the future

Although Fawley’s FAST project has been temporarily postponed, work continues at pace to ensure the project is well placed upon restart. Newsline has spoken to Yuri Cordy, project manager to discover what’s been happening to store and preserve the equipment already procured.


Travis takes the helm as RRT Coordinator