Protecting Water Quality

Corporate Responsibility

Protecting Water Quality

Protecting the quality of our water sources is part of our commitment to managing water use in an efficient way to limit environmental impacts.

We have adopted the Hydraulic Fracturing Guiding Principles and Operating Practises developed with industry and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).  These best practices include the public disclosure of water use and chemical additives in shale gas hydraulic fracturing fluids, and are designed to improve water management, as well as water and fluids reporting for shale and tight gas development across Canada.  These initiatives demonstrate industry’s dedication to responsible resource development and protection of Canada’s water resources in all our operating areas. To learn more about hydraulic fracturing watch this video.

To further ensure environmental protection, all our UK installations operate below our internal stretch targets of 20 mg/l for oil discharge to the sea, and produced water quality remains well within the regulatory compliance limit of 30 mg/l. In Africa, each installation operates below its ambitious produced water limit as defined in the Environmental Impact Assessments for each field. Our spill volume in our CNRI operations has been reduced by 85% compared to 2013, following a downward trend since 2010.