The effective management of our waste materials helps reduce our environmental impact. We promote recycling or reusing materials in our operations.

For those materials that cannot 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.

Our waste management program includes:

The majority of waste from the oil and natural gas industry is from drilling residuals and produced water. We also handle sensitive materials that require specialized disposal for the health and safety of our employees, service providers and the community.

Integrating Digital Solutions

As we strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our business, we recently upgraded our waste management processes in our Canadian operations through a third-party digital platform. The solution allows us to automate waste characterization and documentation at the source, creating higher levels of accuracy, timely tracking and process optimization while better protecting our employees, service providers and the communities where we operate.

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. Any NORM-impacted waste is disposed of in strict compliance with jurisdictional regulations.