• BP – BP has set a framework to ‘reduce, improve and create’ which focuses on reducing GHG emissions in its operations, improving products to help its customers and consumers to lower their emissions, and creating low carbon businesses.
  • BP started a $100 million fund to implement projects that can deliver new emissions reductions in BP’s Upstream business. Link: https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/news-and-insights/bp-magazine/sustainability-report-2018-launch.html
  • In 2019, BP supported a resolution from a group of institutional investors to describe in its corporate reporting how BP’s strategy is consistent with the Paris goals.
  • BP has linked the annual bonus of 36,000 employees to further progress on the company’s sustainable emissions reductions targets.
  • Chevron – Chevron’s Environmental Management Company is Chevron’s global remediation, reclamation, and asset retirement group. Examples of Chevron’s Environmental Management work:
  • Chevron also works to protect the native habitat in areas Chevron works. Examples of ways Chevron protects biological diversity:
  • ConocoPhillips – ConocoPhillips has a multiyear effort underway to accelerate the restoration of Canadian oil sands. They have planted over 5 million trees and shrubs, on more than 5,550 acres, over the past 10 years.
  • ExxonMobil: Exxon contributed approximately $3 million to organizations focused on biodiversity protection and land conservation in 2017. Examples of ExxonMobil’s biodiversity protection and land conservation work:
    • ExxonMobil announced in June 2020 its partnership with New Mexico State University to coordinate research on management of “produced” water used in natural gas and oil operations.
    • In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ExxonMobil’s refinery has recently put in place an advanced biological wastewater treatment facility that reduces total nitrogen discharges by 500 tons per year, helping to protect the Mississippi River basin;
    • In 2017, ExxonMobil developed and employed enhanced mitigation technologies such as infrared cameras and real-time acoustics to help protect western gray whales during sealift operations off Sakhalin Island, Russia.
  • Shell – Shell plans to invest up to $300 million in the three years between 2019 and 2021 in sustainability projects. Examples of such projects:
    • Shell’s GreenTrees reforestation project in the U.S. has planted over 42 million trees on 120,000 acres and has produced over a million tonnes of carbon credits each year;
    • Katingan Mentaya Project protects 157,000 hectares of peatland habitats in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and the threatened land is home to several critically endangered species, including up to 10% of the surviving Bornean orangutans, southern Bornean gibbons and proboscis monkeys. The project generates around 7.5 million carbon credits each year.
  • Equinor – In Equinor’s shale operations, water sourcing and usage is accomplished through careful project planning and coordination with landowners, regulatory agencies and local water authorities and communities. Equinor has also piloted using CO2 in its fracturing operations to reduce the use of water and potential store some of the injected CO2.

Water Management:

  • Cabot – In Cabot’s Marcellus Shale operations, which accounted for 93% of Cabot’s reserves and production in 2016, Cabot recycled nearly 100% of the water generated by drilling, completion and production operations. Of that, between 59% and 98% of the recycled water is typically reused in their own hydraulic fracturing operations.
  • Chevron – More than 96 percent of the water used in Chevron’s well completions is from brackish or recycled water Examples:
    • Appalachian region water sharing project has recycled or reused 98% of its produced water;
    • Richmond, California refinery is a RARE Water Project facility and largest user of reclaimed water in the San Francisco Bay Area;
    • El Segunda refinery is the largest industrial user of reclaimed water in LA Basin.
  • EQT – In 2017, 72% of the water used in EQT’s operations was recycled water.
  • Equinor – Equinor is a member of several international projects focused on protecting our oceans and sea-life and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact Principles for Sustainable Ocean Business.