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. We have 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.

MCR reporting year201720162013
MCR (Operational Control) ScopeISO-14064 Verified ScopeMCR (Operational Control) ScopeISO-14064 Verified ScopeBaseline
Scope 1 (direct combustion) and Scope 2 (consumed electricity) emissionsEmissions tCO2e1,281,820732,8181,250,452746,029526,307
Intensity ratio kgCO2e/BOE61.3352.1262.1150.2639.31

1    BOE = barrel of oil equivalent.

See our Annual Report for more details