Water Use Management
Water is vital for our onshore exploration and production operations, primarily for cooling and hydraulic fracturing. At our new developments and operations, water use may be impacted or restricted due to local limitations on water supply and disposal options.
We recognize public concern about our industry’s use of water, and we are committed to evaluating our water footprint. As such, we identified water management as a material issue and critical element of our environment, health, safety and social responsibility (EHS & SR) strategy.
We are developing a risk-based, life cycle approach to manage water from sourcing through disposal. We also plan to pursue objectives relating to water data enhancement, water risk assessment and risk-based evaluation of asset-level water management opportunities.