DNV GL’s environmental assessment and management services support oil and gas operators in their efforts to reduce their environmental footprints, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are currently working with operators with assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to identify methods and technologies that could reduce those emissions further.
Reducing GHG emissions from oil and gas operations will be essential to the mitigation of climate change. The oil and gas industry is a major contributor to global GHG production; in Norway alone, the industry accounts for approximately 26% of the country’s total emissions.
Norway has committed to decreasing its total GHG emissions by 40% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels); however, C02 emissions from the oil and gas sector increased by 79% between 1990 and 2013, indicating that there is still considerable work to do.
Driven by a vision to provide a global impact for a safe and sustainable future, DNV GL has a long and distinguished heritage in developing environmental best practice for the oil and gas industry. In recent years, this has included initiating a number of internal projects addressing GHG emissions in the upstream oil and gas sector for the benefit of customers and the oil and gas sector as a whole.
We also support customers in their efforts to evaluate and implement best available techniques (BAT), enabling them to decrease their environmental footprint, while still maintaining operational excellence.