Environment - Drilling


Responsibility to protect the health and safety of our people

We believe that we have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our people, minimize the consumption of resources and control emissions to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for future generations. We are, and will remain, committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment through monitoring, reporting and continual improvement of our environmental performance across a range of areas, including: energy; material consumption; emissions; water consumption and waste management.

Achievement Highlights

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by more than 147,000 tons from 2014-20 through energy conservation  
  • Reduction in annual diesel use by 13.6 million gallons from 2014-20 through efficient technology and lowering fuel wastage  
  • Reduction in energy emissions reduced by 27% since 2014  
  • Drilled 600+ monitoring wells in Abu Dhabi and issued 200+ research studies as part of the Ground Water Research Project  
  • Changed all of our head office light bulbs to LED, which resulted in 67% savings  

We have consistently invested in new technologies that reduce our footprint. For example, we utilize advanced, record-breaking horizontal and directional drilling methods or cluster drilling techniques. These let us drill more efficiently and continue to reduce our ecological footprint, while our nine state-of-the-art island ‘walking’ rigs reduce the need for use of offshore jack-up rigs, lowering impact on our marine environment.

Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing all governments, businesses and societies today. We all have a role to play and we as an industry can do more on climate change. We see the transition to a low carbon economy as an opportunity. As a low cost and low carbon intensity producer we are well positioned, if not the best positioned, for this transition.

We are proud of our approach and achievements to date and are keen to share that with shareholders in our sustainability reporting going forward.