Even in the absence of regulations, we remain dedicated to minimizing any adverse effects to the environment from our operations.
MPRL E&P is committed to demonstrating appropriate and sincere respect for the environment, particularly for the prevention of any accidental loss of resources or assets likely to have an impact on the environment, company employees and communities located in the areas where we operate.
MPRL E&P expects active participation in achieving its goals and commitments by all employees and managers regardless of corporate hierarchy, contractor, and/or suppliers who individually and collectively are responsible for performance across the business value chain.
As a result the following commitments influence our strategy:
- Protect the environment in the communities where we work and live.
- Strive to prevent pollution, and seek improvement with respect to emissions, wastewater discharge, energy consumption, resource consumption and reduction of impact to the environment.
- Monitor the effects of our activities on the environment and take action to address such effects where necessary.
- Openly communicate our environmental performance with our workforce, government and the host community through a variety of engagement methods that includes, but is not limited to, coordination meetings, disclosure workshops, and performance reviews.
- Comply with both national legislation and industry best practices such as the UN Global Compact on environment, and in particular, the seventh, eighth, and ninth principles of the compact.
- Foster a culture that empowers and rewards everyone to act in accordance with this policy.
Our Management Framework
Guided by ISO 14001, MPRL E&P’s Environmental Management System Framework integrates internal policies, existing national rules and regulations, and other applicable international guidance. Continued environmental analysis and monitoring is intended to minimize the adverse impacts or consequences on the natural environment and people affected by the proposed project and/or business activity.
Fig 1: MPRL E&P Environmental Management System Framework
Produced Water Management in Mann Field
Oil field produced-water management is a significant challenge affecting the petroleum industry. MPRL E&P’s onshore asset Mann field currently produces approximately 2000 bwpd. Under strict internal environmental regulations and policies, MPRL E&P has established a zero discharge tolerance of produced formation water into the environment. Since 2014, 90 % of produced formation water has been effectively managed and disposed into disposal wells and man-made evaporation ponds. Our current aim is to ensure a 100% of produced formation water is disposed effectively into disposal wells by end of February 2016.
Environmental Refurbishment Initiative
Over the past 15 years, MPRL E&P has jointly managed Mann Field with MOGE. Our partnership has strengthened over time, fostering knowledge, skills development and capacity building. Together, we understand the impact of our operations and have dedicated our time to continuously improve all operation sites to minimize any harm impacted against the environment and surrounding communities. This initiative was not part of a contractual or legal requirement but conducted as an initiative of being a responsible investor.