Detailed overview yields environmental results

“The data is very detailed and enables us to set proactive environmental goals,” says Tore Killingland, director of strategy and environment in the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF).

 

The operating companies on the Norwegian shelf report all planned, authority-approved operational emissions/discharges, as well as any accidental emissions/discharges to a database. OLF’s environmental report is based on this database, and provides a unique overview of all imaginable emissions to air and discharges to sea.

"If a litre of oil is accidentally discharged, this is registered, reported and included in the environmental report. We have a very good overview of the emissions/discharges from offshore activities. We can thus set proactive environmental goals and check goal achievement from year to year,” says Killingland.

One example of this is the 1997 goal of reducing discharges of added, toxic chemicals (so-called red and black chemicals) from activities on the Norwegian shelf. In the same year the goal was set, 3933 tonnes of red chemicals and 228 tonnes of black chemicals were discharged. The 2012 report documents a reduction to 8.1 and 0.6 tonnes, respectively.

“We will most likely never reach zero. In some cases we must use chemicals for safety reasons. But for all practical purposes, discharge of red and black chemicals is a thing of the past,” says Killingland.

 Accessible to everyone
True to tradition, the environmental report will be published in Norwegian and English. In addition, all information will also be published on a designated website. For the first time there will also be Norwegian and English iPad versions of the report, available through the App Store.

“We are always searching for good solutions to make technical subject matters more interesting and accessible. The iPad version includes considerable supplementary information which could obviously not be communicated in the printed format. We hope increased accessibility and more user-friendly solutions can contribute to increasing public awareness as regards the petroleum industry’s environmental reporting, and that we thus achieve an even more fact-oriented debate in Norway,” says Killingland.

Contact persons:
Tore Killingland, director of strategy and environment in OLF, mobile phone +47 917 52 604
Tom Gederø, communications manager in OLF, mobile phone +47 922 47 082

 

 

Related news

Latest news

USCG confirms OPtimarin in Line for Ballast Water Approval

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed that Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval.

New order for Servogear

Servogear announces that they have received a new order from Brødrene Aa. 

Norwater AS reports boost in sales

The Norwater team reports of great interest and busy days in 2016. In a press release, they state that as of the first 8 months of the year, 2016 sales are already beyond target for the year as a whole.

Gaia-facts reaching ground control

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from the Gaia mission, which has the tremendous task of building the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way.

Polish delegation for Norwegian circular waste management

Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.

Milestone at Mongstad Water Treatment Plant

SAR AS reports that an extensive upgrade to the water treatment plant at Mongstad reached a new milestone July. 

Servogear signs new contract with Özata Shipyard

Servogear has announced the signing of a new contract with Özata Shipyard in Turkey. The contract includes the delivery of Servogear Ecoflow PropulsorTMfor two 39 meter passenger catamarans (YN 41 & YN 42).

Statoil and Petrobras strengthen strategic partnership

Statoil reports that they have strengthened their cooperation in Brazil by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petrobras.

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica announced winners of ONS Innovation Award

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica were announced winners of the ONS 2016 Innovation Awards, at the Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday 30 August.