Upstream – Sustainability

2011 Highlights

  • Energy efficiency projects have been implemented at 6 sites in Hungary, resulting in up to 50% decreases in emissions and significant cost savings
  • In Russia, as a result of the associated gas utilisation projects, 11 million cubic metres of gas was utilised with a reduction in CO2 emissions of 22 kt
  • In Hungary, preparation of a geotechnical plan for our first geothermal pilot system has started but we still await geothermal concession go-ahead
  • To reduce environmental risk R&D projects were continued. These included H2S in gas technology, developing new geo-electric methods of detecting oil pollution, developing new kinetic inhibitors to replace hazardous methanol to eliminate methane-hydrate in gaspipelines (their manufacture is now in preparation) and developing a VOC measuring tool
  • The extension of the HSE Management System to all operational areas was continued
  • High participation was achieved in workplace health promotion programmes in Hungary and  Pakistan
  • First steps were made in order to establish enhanced health management programme in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq;
  • An international Upstream Talent Programme was started in 2011 with the participation of 30 Hungarian, Croatian, Russian and Pakistani colleagues
  • In Pakistan, stakeholder consultations were conducted in operating areas to improve the social and environmental design of projects - a total of 181 consultative sessions were held in 2011
  • Broad scale social programmes were executed in Pakistan comprising two free eye hospitals, five free medical camps, three water schemes for local people and help in constructing schools and implementing plantation programmes
  • Education-focused projects began in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: local pupils received school satchels
    with equipment and education in Europe for some of the most talented students will be sponsored. 

 



 
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