As shale and tight oil and gas development transforms communities, bringing opportunity and wealth, these activities also bring challenges.
Our operations are underpinned by four key pillars that make up our shale operator commitments. They explain our attitude and approach as we seek solutions to overcome those challenges.
Safe operations: Protecting the health and safety of our workforce, the people around us and the environment.
Reducing our environmental footprint: Striving to protect important natural resources.
Earning trust: Seeking to build enduring relationships with people in local communities based on trust, openness and sound operations.
Continous improvement: Always evaluating efforts for improvement.
Our safety and security goal is zero harm to people and the environment through prevention of all accidents and avoidance of security threats
Training our leaders, employees and consultants to ensure that they have the right skills and competencies to carry out safe and responsible operations, and continuously improve
Utilizing contractors that have health, safety and security programs that meet or exceed our standards and expectations
Continually improving our emergency response preparedness through the development and implementation of detailed plans, training, and response drills
Reducing our environmental footprint
Working with regulatory agencies and local water authorities to avoid potential supply disruptions and diminished service to the community
Conducting water quality assessments for groundwater resources within operated areas that, at a minimum, meet state and local requirements. Promptly communicating with affected landowners regarding operations and water quality
Ensuring long-term well integrity through the application of rigorous technical and operational standards that govern wellbore design and drilling operations with a focus on the long-term protection of aquifers
Working with our vendors to select chemicals that minimize impacts to personnel and the environment
Reducing our greenhouse gas footprint and improve local air quality by implementing effective emissions control technologies and practices, and utilizing emissions targets to drive performance
Conducting site selection evaluations of environmental, biodiversity, land use, safety & health, and community considerations to minimize impacts
Ensure the proper handling and storage of produced water and chemicals in order to prevent a release to the environment
Selecting qualified disposal sites that meet all regulatory requirements, ensuring responsible disposal of solid and liquid waste
Working with communities to enhance the economic and social benefits of our activities by promoting and investing in workforce skills and capacity and local content
Hosting community events to share information regarding our current and planned operations, and working with community and other stakeholders to collaborate around common issues
Respecting our host communities by being responsive to issues and concerns related to impacts of our operations
Disclosing information regarding the chemicals used in our hydraulic fracturing operations to FracFocus.org and encouraging our partners and suppliers to do the same
Continually learning and seeking out improvements in the way we do business to ensure safe, profitable and responsible development
Investing in technology, research and development to improve the value and sustainability of our onshore assets
Benchmarking ourselves against industry and pursuing improvements in drilling, completions and production activities
Selecting contractors and partners that have demonstrated integrity and a commitment to advancing industry performance