Environmental reporting

EnQuest’s priority is delivering Safe Results, with no harm to our people and respect for the environment

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) ensures our activities are conducted in such a way that we manage and mitigate our impact on the environment. The system meets the requirements of OSPAR recommendation 2003/5 and is aligned with the requirements of the International Organisation for Standardisation’s environmental management system standard – ISO 14001:2004. The Enquest EMS is independently verified every two years.

In the UK, we publish our annual Environmental Statement in line with the regulatory requirement under the OSPAR recommendation 2003/5. These statements are an open and transparent representation of our environmental performance across our offshore operations.
Related public statements are available via the website of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The environmental requirement in Malaysia is addressed as part of the EnQuest Malaysia Management System and in line with the ISO 14001. Greenhouse Gases (GHG) reporting was published on annual basis to PETRONAS as part of mandatory KPI submission in line with PETRONAS Procedures and Guidelines for Upstream Activities (PPGUA) requirement.

We are committed to further improving EnQuest's environmental performance by minimising flaring and the quantity of produced oil in water discharged to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

Greenhouse gas (‘GHG’) emissions

EnQuest has reported on all of the emission sources within its operational control required under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013. These sources fall within the EnQuest consolidated financial statements. EnQuest has used the principles of the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (revised edition), ISO 14064-1 and data gathered to fulfil the requirements under the ‘Environmental Reporting Guidelines: Including Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Guidance’ June 2013. The Mandatory Carbon Reporting (‘MCR’) report includes assets which are in the operational control of EnQuest.

MCR reporting year2018201720151
MCR (Operational Control) ScopeISO-14064 Verified ScopeMCR (Operational Control) Scope2ISO-14064 Verified Scope3Baseline
Scope 1 (direct combustion) and Scope 2 (consumed electricity and steam) emissionsTotal Emissions tCO2e41,802,4351,298,3031,281,820732,8181,149,743

Extraction Emissions 


Extraction Intensity ratio kgCO2e/boe450.5143.1461.3352.1245.65
Terminal (SVT) Emissions tCO2e4n/a140,870n/an/a280,051

Terminal (SVT) Intensity ratio kgCO2e/boe4 throughput


1 When it is considered that the portfolio of assets under a Company’s operational control has changed significantly, the baseline, which is based on Verified Scope data,
is recalculated to an appropriate comparative period for which good data is available. As such, the baseline has been changed to 2015 from 2013 previously
2 Includes December data only for Magnus as operational control commenced 1 December 2017
3 Data for Magnus and SVT relating to 2017 has not been verified and so is not included in the figures quoted
4 tCO2e = tonnes of CO2 equivalent. kgCO2e = kilogrammes of CO2 equivalent. BOE = barrel of oil equivalent

Emissions relating to Voluntary Scope 3 (Helicopter Flights UK Operations) have not been reported in 2018 with the Group’s resources focused on the first full year operation of Magnus, SVT and associated infrastructure.

See our Annual Report for more details