The Ipieca Principles and the Ipieca-WBCSD SDG Roadmap are key frameworks through which Ipieca aims to inspire action. This repository provides tangible examples of how members are operationalising the principles and embedding SDG Roadmap actions in their business, offering inspiration and insights for other companies. The examples are supplemented with relevant Ipieca good practice guidance and resources to further support companies to take the next step on their sustainability journey.

Carbon Out programme impact
  • Map-pinItaly

Baker Hughes has launched the Carbon Out programme, engaging over 50,000 employees globally to identify and implement emission reduction initiatives, aligning with its net zero commitment. It targets both short and long-term opportunities for carbon reduction.

Blue Carbon Project
  • Map-pinAngola

Sonangol acknowledges the impact of its activities on the local ecosystem and biodiversity. As a voluntary initiative, Sonangol E.P. launched the five-year Blue Carbon Project in 2021 in partnership with the Otchiva NGO, with an annual USD 240 000 investment.

Ocean for Life strategy
  • Map-pinThailand

PTTEP's 'Ocean for Life' strategy, driven by its offshore operations, aims to achieve a net-positive impact on ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services value for all offshore operations (from base year 2019), increase community income by 50%, and establish 16,000 conservation networks by 2030.

Onshore water management app
  • Map-pinUnited States of America

Murphy Oil continues to evolve and enhance the water management software application that was first developed for its Tupper Montney asset in 2019. Today, the app supports its entire onshore water operations in the US and Canada with real-time monitoring, reporting and alerts.

Improving the quality and availability of water in Permian basin
  • Map-pinUnited States of America

In 2022, almost half of ExxonMobil’s net US oil and natural gas production came from the Permian Basin. As it works to responsibly develop its assets in the region, ExxonMobil is working to safeguard the availability and quality of its water sources.

Addressing biodiversity impacts through the mitigation hierarchy
  • Map-pinUnited States of America, Norway and Canada

ConocoPhillips employs a comprehensive mitigation hierarchy approach to address biodiversity risks and impacts, beginning with avoidance, followed by minimization, restoration and offsetting where necessary.

Conserving endangered lapwing in Kazakhstan
  • Map-pinKazakhstan

Chevron, through Tengizchevroil (TCO), sponsors the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) and its work on the Sociable Lapwing Conservation Project. This conservation project is an important biodiversity offset for TCO to achieve no net loss of terrestrial natural habitat.

Landfarming
  • Map-pinGabon

Assala utilises ex-situ landfarming to treat legacy sludge, oil residue, and black spot areas contaminated with hydrocarbons. This process utilises bioremediation, employing enzymes and microorganisms to degrade pollutants into less harmful substances.

Improving biodiversity in renewable projects
  • Map-pinGlobal

Cepsa has set a new objective to promote steps that will have a positive impact on biodiversity in its future renewable projects.

Implementing biodiversity action plans for solar and wind projects
  • Map-pinFrance

TotalEnergies operates the combined photovoltaic and wind power plants of La Perrière, located near the Réunion Island National Park, a category II IUCN listed area. Given the site's location and to avoid and minimize its impacts on the sensitive habitat, TotalEnergies has developed a biodiversity action plan.

Developing social baseline for offshore seismic survey
  • Map-pinAsia

Presented with the problem of limited existing baseline data pertaining to the fisheries present within a seismic survey area, an oil and gas company decided to partner with regional and national wildlife conservation groups and two universities to develop a fisheries study.

Engaging local communities in biodiversity research
  • Map-pinPapua New Guinea

The New Guinea Binatang Research Centre is working with ExxonMobil PNG to engage local communities and to encourage landowner participation in the regeneration monitoring and Biodiversity Surveys.

Partnering with SOS Dolfijn to support life below water
  • Map-pinNetherlands

Neptune Energy has partnered with the SOS Dolfijn Foundation in the Netherlands to further their commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water. The Foundation provides assistance to cetaceans in distress who end up on the Dutch coast or are in danger of stranding.

WaterWeb: lowering the costs and environmental impacts of produced water
  • Map-pinGran Canaria

Halliburton's WaterWeb® conformance service gives operators the ability to lower the treatment and disposal costs of produced water, along with the associated environmental impacts.

Biodiversity Protection Corporate Policy
  • Map-pinSaudi Arabia

The UN SDGs, Global Biodiversity Framework and Ipieca's guidance have informed Aramco's new Biodiversity Protection Corporate Policy and standard operating procedure, in which all new projects are required to deliver a net positive impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Using innovative technology to upgrade flash gas
  • Map-pinUnited States

Shell installed technology in 2019 in its Permian Basin (Texas) asset to reduce oxygen concentrations in oil tank vapors. As a result the gas now meets pipeline quality specifications for off-site sales, allowing it to be monetized and reducing flaring by 40%.

Montney Water Hub offers ESG benefits in Cutbank Ridge
  • Map-pinUnited States

Ovintiv's water resource hubs in the Cutbank Ridge of its Montney operating area are closed-loop systems that run on hydropower. Since the hubs have opened, they have conserved approximately 1.3 billion gallons of freshwater, equivalent to the average annual water use of approximately 9,000 households.  

Improving energy efficiency at OxyChem plants
  • Map-pinUnited States

OxyChem operates a billion pound-per-year capacity ethylene cracker at its plant in Ingleside, Texas. OxyChem estimates that it is eliminating approximately 970,000 metric tons per year of total CO2e due to the highly efficient design.

Supporting the Louisiana Coastal Restoration workforce
  • Map-pinUnited States

In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a region highly vulnerable to climate change, Kosmos Energy partnered with Tierra Resources, a Louisiana-based non-profit focused on wetlands restoration and the development of blue carbon capture projects.

Supporting native Texas grasslands
  • Map-pinUnited States

Since 2015, EOG has supported Texan by Nature, a collaborative partnership between natural resource users and conservation experts to promote conservation efforts that help sustain Texas's working lands, water supplies, and wildlife.

Predicting high-flow periods for sustainable water use
  • Map-pinUnited States

Murphy actively monitors its fresh water sources to predict the high-flow periods for long- and short-term forecasting. Fluctuations in moisture levels year-over-year, and the potential impacts of climate change on water resources, make it increasingly necessary to understand the impact on freshwater availability.

Houston CCS Alliance
  • Map-pinUnited States

The Houston CCS Alliance is a coordinated effort among some of the world's most innovative energy, petrochemical, and power generation companies to advance the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the greater Houston industrial area.

Carbon Emissions Tags
  • Map-pinUnited States

In June 2022, Cheniere began providing Cargo Emissions Tags (CE Tags) to all long-term customers. The CE Tags show the estimated greenhouse gas emissions associated with each cargo.

Contribution to the Salk Institute's development of plant based carbon capture and storage
  • Map-pinUnited States

Hess is donating $50 million over the next five years to the Salk Institute's Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI), which aims to combat climate change by developing plants' natural ability to capture and store potentially billions of tons of carbon per year from the atmosphere.

Building scale in renewables
  • Map-pinUnited States

bp and EnBW were awarded a ~860km2 lease option off the east coast of Scotland to develop a major offshore wind project, Morven. As part of their commitment to support oil and gas workers through employment and provide opportunities for reskilling in renewables, bp and EnBW have committed more than £1 million to X-Academy in Scotland.

A circular economy model for industry equipment
  • Map-pinUnited States

Baker Hughes' Artificial Lift product line has implemented processes to move toward a circular economy-aligned business model. This programme includes pumps, intakes for gas separators, seals, and motors.

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