Maersk Drilling achieves 2.7% reduction in GHG emissions per revenue

Oil&Gas Materials 23 August 2021 10:14 (UTC +04:00)
Maersk Drilling achieves 2.7% reduction in GHG emissions per revenue

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.23

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Maersk Drilling, a Denmark-based company, has achieved 2.7 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per revenue in H1 2021, as compared to the 2020 average, Trend reports with reference to the company.

Maersk Drilling launched a new sustainability strategy in 2020 with particular focus on three prioritized areas: Carbon emissions, Diversity & Inclusion and Safety, including regular reporting on key performance indicators to track progress. Within Carbon emissions, the majority of actions towards the strategy of a 50 percent reduction target by 2030 are in a preparatory phase. During H1 2021 more rigs moved from warm stacking to revenue generating activities.

Together with increasing day rates, this led to a decrease of 2.7 percent in GHG emissions per revenue compared to the 2020 average. The increasing activity was primarily related to our floaters which are more emissions-intensive than the jack-ups. As a consequence, the operational metrics measuring GHG emissions per contracted day and GHG emissions per drilled meter were higher in H1 2021 compared to the 2020 average.

“Within Diversity & Inclusion, we saw a slight improvement towards the goal of 30% women in leadership positions onshore by 2030. The share increased from 25% by end 2020 to 26% by end H1 2021. Within Safety, we saw an improvement in the frequency of total recordable cases which decreased from 2.63 in 2020 to 1.93 in the first half of 2021. The frequency of lost-time incidents saw a slight increase from 0.44 in 2020 to 0.55 in the first half of 2021, though still being at a good level after a strong 2020 performance,” said the company.

Maersk Drilling is a leading offshore drilling operator, working everywhere from the North Sea to Ghana to Timor-Leste. It is increasingly providing third-party services and partnering with its customers on innovative technologies and new commercial models. Together, the company is reducing the complexity, cost, and risk of drilling campaigns to improve the competitiveness of offshore oil and gas for its customers.


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