Environment

At Ovintiv, we produce the affordable, reliable and safe energy our world needs. However, we recognize that energy production comes with impacts and – as a leading operator – we have a responsibility to reduce our footprint and serve as a powerful example within our industry.

Innovating in pursuit of efficiency and continuous improvement is what we do best, and you see it in our results. Our Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions target is just one example of our commitment to reducing our impact and lowering our emissions in an actionable and meaningful way.

Highlights

  • Achieved a 24% reduction in our Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions intensity since 2019, putting us well on our way to achieving our target of reducing our Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 50% by 2030 from 2019 levels 
  • Delivered on our 33% methane intensity reduction target in 2021, four years ahead of schedule
  • Aligned fully with the World Bank Zero Routine Flaring Initiative as of September 1, 2021, nine years ahead of the World Bank’s 2030 compliance target
  • Published an emissions reduction roadmap to showcase our pathway to meeting our Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions reduction target
  • Implemented an emissions dashboard to enable real-time monitoring of emissions performance

Emissions and Climate Change

We are committed to reducing our air impact through strategic design, innovation and efficiency for the lifecycle of our operations. We have achieved measurable results on this commitment, delivering on our 2025 methane intensity reduction target four years ahead of schedule. Building on that success, we have set a new goal of reducing our Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions intensity by 50% by 2030 from 2019 levels.  

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Operational Innovation

We believe that innovation, efficiency and technology are the most effective and decisive methods for minimizing our environmental footprint. As part of our operational strategy, we challenge our teams to identify and implement new ways to enhance our processes. 

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Water Stewardship

We manage water efficiently, taking responsibility for the use of this valuable resource. Although access to water and water scarcity are global issues, we tailor our water management approach to address local and regional concerns. Ovintiv’s water management program considers location, resources, regulations, water stress, cost and operational need when planning water solutions by site and operating area.

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Decommissioning & Reclamation

We understand that we need to decommission and restore sites once a well has reached its end of life. Site closure begins by reviewing the site’s operational history, identifying and addressing any potential substances, wastes or hazardous materials, and improving and/or reclaiming disturbed land to productive and sustainable uses.

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We work hard to make sure we reduce our disturbances in a timely way.

Biodiversity

We follow a rigorous site assessment program to help ensure protection for land and water resources, wildlife and habitats during our operational lifecycle. Developed by biology and environmental experts, our process aligns development plans with a thoughtful approach to ecosystem protection.

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Waste Management

The effective management of our waste materials helps to reduce our environmental impact. We promote recycling or reusing materials in our operations. For those materials that can’t be recycled, we have processes for transportation, treatment and disposal in compliance with regulatory requirements. Our service providers must also abide by our standards and comply with all regulations.  

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) are substances containing radioactive elements that are commonly associated with produced water treatment and handling operations. 

Our NORM management process identifies and controls NORM in our facilities to protect the health of our employees and service providers. We have established roles, responsibilities and training requirements related to potential NORM exposures, and only specially-trained employees and service providers are permitted to work with impacted equipment. 

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Natural Gas

Induced Seismicity

Some areas of North America are experiencing increasing seismicity near certain oil and natural gas operations. Although the occurrence and risk of seismicity is generally very low, Ovintiv has occasionally observed induced seismicity in our operations linked to produced water disposal and hydraulic fracturing operations.  

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