Environment

ENGIE E&P's goal is to conduct our business activities with no harm to people, no damage to the environment and no accident, today and in the future.

ENGIE E&P will do this by minimising our impact on the environment through pollution prevention, reduction of natural resource consumption and emissions, and the reduction and recycling of waste.

ENGIE E&P complies with environmental regulations in force both internationally and in the individual regions in which it operates, and structures itself in such a way that it can anticipate changes in them. In some cases, it applies its own standards which are more stringent. The company is committed to ongoing improvement in order to achieve best practice on all environmental issues.

Improved energy efficiency
Managing energy consumption is a priority, addressing not only the issue of climate change but also that of the foreseeable depletion of some energy resources.

ENGIE E&P devises and implements energy efficiency solutions. Gjøa, located in the northern North Sea, is the first floating platform operating with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Electrification of the Gjøa field reduces CO2 emissions by 200 000 tons a year. This corresponds to the emissions from 100 000 cars.

Also the Q13a-A production platform in the North Sea just off the coast of Scheveningen, is provided with electricity by a cable from a main land facility instead of using a power generator offshore. This solution prevents the usage of fossil resources and is more environmentally friendly. It saves approximately 14 000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Climate and Clean Air Coalition
ENGIE E&P has signed in as a member in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Oil & Gas Methane Partnership to step up the efforts to reduce methane emissions to the atmosphere. The CCAC O&G Methane partnership seeks to achieve expanded and accelerated near-term reductions on methane emissions from oil and gas operations globally. Two operated assets has been identified that will participate in the initial phase of the program: Gjøa in the Norwegian North Sea from 2017 and Cygnus in the UK sector from 2018. The possibility to include other operated assets from the company will be evaluated later this year.

The Gjøa platform is the first floating platform operating with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Photo: Jan Inge Haga.

In this partnership framework, ENGIE E&P has committed to:

  • Survey for nine “core” sources that account for much of the methane emissions in typical upstream operations
  • Evaluate existing cost-effective technology options to address uncontrolled sources
  • Report progress on surveys, project evaluations and mitigation projects in a transparent, credible manner that demonstrates results
  • Deliver annual public report to CCAC

The International Energy Agency has identified minimising methane emissions from upstream oil and gas production as one of the five key global mitigation opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.