The Ipieca sustainability article round-up showcases recent sustainability-related achievements, projects and news from Ipieca members, demonstrating their support for the Ipieca Principles around advancing environmental and social performance across the energy transition. We also highlight initiatives from our partner organizations and share insights from key United Nations meetings.
February’s round up focuses on Ipieca members’ increasing use and investment in renewables and methane emissions initiatives from our partners, as well as other sustainability news and insights from the industry.
Member sustainability articles
bp launches plans for low-carbon green hydrogen cluster in Spain
bp launched the green hydrogen cluster of the Valencia region (HyVal) at its Castellón refinery, which aims to develop of up to 2GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030 for producing green hydrogen at the refinery.
GeoPark included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
For the second year running GeoPark has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, a market capitalization-weighted index that gauges the performance of public companies in promoting and reporting gender-related data.
Halliburton launches emissions management software JV
Together with Siguler Guff, Halliburton has launched the Envana Software Partners joint venture (JV). The new venture provides emissions management software solutions to track greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas industry and beyond.
Neptune Energy, Ørsted and Goal7 to explore powering integrated energy hubs with offshore wind
The three organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore powering future Neptune-operated hubs in the UK North Sea with renewable electricity from Ørsted’s Hornsea offshore windfarm. Goal7 will provide project management support and technical input.
Repsol expands portfolio of renewables projects in Spain
Through the purchase of three wind farms and two solar plants, Repsol has added 250 MW to its portfolio of renewable projects in Spain, which now totals 3.2GW.
TotalEnergies invests in biogas and solar projects in Poland
TotalEnergies is developing its renewable activities in Poland by acquiring the country’s main biogas producer, Polska Grupa Biogazowa, and a 200 MW development pipeline of solar projects.
Ipieca insights and partnerships
International Energy Agency (IEA)
IEA launches Global Methane Tracker 2023
This year’s update provides the IEA’s latest estimates of emissions from across the sector – drawing data and readings from satellites and ground-based measurements – and the costs and opportunities to tackle these emissions.
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
IMO hosts Africa’s first green shipping conference
Held in Ghana, the conference provided a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges for African countries in the decarbonization of international shipping, including a global regulatory framework put in place by IMO, addressing energy efficiency, development of new technologies and investments in renewable energy and infrastructure.
Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)
OGCI satellite monitoring project in Iraq helps tackle methane emissions
The OGCI pilot programme with greenhouse gas monitoring company GHGSat and Norwegian climate consultancy Carbon Limits has successfully demonstrated that satellite technology has significant potential to tackle methane emissions at oil and gas operations.
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