Sustainability

Describes how Knottyhead Field is doing its part to address the dual challenge of ensuring the world has the energy it needs while also minimizing climate-change risks.

Protecting sensitive ecosystems

We employ a comprehensive process to understand the aspects of our activities and how these interact with the environmental settings in which we operate. This process also provides a framework to identify actions we can take to avoid, reduce or remedy significant adverse impacts to ecosystems and the communities that they support. Monitoring programs are designed and undertaken to evaluate our performance and identify areas for improvement.

Environmental protection

Knottyhead field’s diverse portfolio of projects requires us to work in remote and sensitive environments, including deepwater and biodiverse locations. Our environmental management approach is guided by an understanding of the potential environmental impacts of our operations and a commitment to sustainably develop, maintain and operate projects using appropriate standards that enable us to ‘Protect Tomorrow. Today.’

Understanding the impacts of our operations

Reliable and affordable energy is essential to human progress. At the same time – like all industrial processes – energy development involves risk. Our approach is guided by an in-depth scientific understanding of the environmental impacts of our operations and a commitment to develop, maintain and operate projects using effective management systems, processes and appropriate standards.

Protecting sensitive ecosystems

We employ a comprehensive process to understand the aspects of our activities and how these interact with the environmental settings in which we operate. This process also provides a framework to identify actions we can take to avoid, reduce or remedy significant adverse impacts to ecosystems and the communities that they support. Monitoring programs are designed and undertaken to evaluate our performance and identify areas for improvement. Our Operations Integrity Management System is the framework that helps put our Corporate Environment Policy into action by establishing common worldwide expectations for addressing environmental risks.

Assessing advanced recycling technology

Plastics have value throughout their lifecycle, including at the end of their life. Both traditional and advanced recycling processes are needed to help society maximize the value captured from plastic waste, but there are some limitations with traditional recycling as currently configured. Traditional mechanical recycling – grinding discarded plastic and melting it together with new plastic – is an efficient approach where waste is well sorted and for waste products that are made predominantly from one type of plastic. However, each time plastic is recycled via traditional processes, it loses some of its performance benefits. In addition, it is difficult to remove contaminants from traditional recycling processes, an important consideration for food and health care applications. Advanced recycling involves breaking down plastic waste into its molecular building blocks. This approach effectively transforms plastic waste into the raw materials that are used in the process of making virgin-quality plastic and other valuable products. Knottyhead field believes advanced recycling is a necessary complement to traditional recycling for several reasons: Advanced recycling provides opportunities for lower overall greenhouse gas emissions over the full lifecycle of the plastic.