Calendar28 March 2024

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.

The March round-up includes a breakthrough in flare emissions monitoring, insights from land stewards, a solar-to-hydrogen project, collaboration for CCS value chains, and contributions to the Paris Agreement. We also share outcomes and insights from the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly, including the Business and Industry Major Group Beacon Projects Report, and celebrate Ipieca’s 50th anniversary, taking a look back at what we have achieved through five decades of collaboration for a sustainable energy transition.

Member sustainability articles

Baker Hughes + bp

Baker Hughes’ emissions abatement technology enables bp to achieve flare emissions monitoring breakthrough

Baker Hughes and bp conducted one of the largest ever full-scale studies of flare combustion to test the accuracy of Baker Hughes’ new flare.IQ technology, achieving a breakthrough in methane emissions quantification. bp is using the technology, with real-time data enabling early interventions and emissions reductions.

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Chevron announces its first solar-to-hydrogen production project

A new 5-megawatt hydrogen production project to be developed by Chevron will utilize solar power and non-potable produced water from its existing assets in California’s Central Valley to create low-carbon intensity electrolytic hydrogen.

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Protecting the Permian: land stewards devoted to restoring and improving wildlife habitat

Three wildlife experts share how they are making a positive impact on the Permian Basin ecosystem through responsible land stewardship and sustainable management of ConocoPhillips’ West Texas and New Mexico properties.

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ExxonMobil + Shell

Singapore selects ExxonMobil and Shell to work on CCS value chain

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific and Shell Singapore will work with the government of Singapore to develop a cross-border carbon capture and storage project capable of capturing and permanently storing 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030.

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GeoPark emissions reduction plan wins sustainability impact award

GeoPark was recognised at the Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations, with specific goals that contribute to the fulfilment of Nationally Determined Contributions in the countries where it operates.

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Ipieca insights and partnerships

World Business Council For Sustainable Development + Ipieca

WBCSD launches Business and Industry Major Group projects report

Launched at UNEA-6, the Beacon projects report showcases projects from UNEP Business and Industry Major Group members, including Ipieca, which demonstrate the role of collaborative action and business-led partnerships to advance sustainability at both local and global levels.

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Ipieca + UN Environment Assembly

Ipieca insights from the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6)

Over 5,500 delegates came together at UNEA-6 around the theme of Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Ipieca co-hosted an official virtual side event with Fauna & Flora, IUCN, ICMM and EBRD on ‘Ensuring that the energy transition contributes to a nature and people positive planet’.

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Ipieca + UN water

World Water Day 2024: Water for Peace

Water is used throughout oil, gas and alternative energy project life cycles. Through a combination of good practice, practical tools and a forum for sharing industry knowledge, Ipieca enables the industry to proactively identify potential water risks and to manage this essential resource.

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Ipieca celebrates 50 years

Ipieca was established in 1974 at the request of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to act as the engagement channel between UNEP and the oil and gas industry on environmental and climate issues. Ipieca takes a look back at what it has achieved in the five decades since.

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