Our environmental strategy is focused on reducing the intensity of emissions from our operations and ensuring we effectively manage potential impacts on the environment in the immediate vicinity of our operations. We have robust plans to continue to improve performance on both fronts.

We already have a strong track record as a leading lower-carbon intensity energy producer. In the period 2018-2021, we achieved a reduction of almost 10% in absolute emissions, driven by a systematic reduction in flaring and implementation of energy efficiency measures. 

We now have in place a strong road map of projects to further accelerate our efforts. This road map has been designed to produce a very significant reduction of around 40% in emissions intensity, even as we grow our business, and make a major contribution to ADNOC’s overall target of a 25% reduction in emissions intensity by 2030 and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

This road map consists of a well-defined abatement and investment plan across several key areas, with a range of projects already in progress:
  • Expansion of electrification and clean energy use across our operating sites
  • Combined cycle power generation units with efficient waste heat recovery technology
  • Development of carbon capture initiatives
  • Sustained flaring reduction and deployment of flare gas recovery systems
  • Pursuit of solar power projects
  • Water recycling and reuse

In 2022, we entered into an agreement to source more than 50% of our power requirements from clean energy sources, solar and nuclear, via connections to the UAE electricity grid. Over 50% of our sites are already powered in part with clean energy, with further connections in progress. These projects are expected to deliver significant fuel gas and emissions reductions.

Our flare reduction program includes advanced AI technology to monitor all our processing facilities and flag up conditions that could lead to potential flaring requirements, allowing preventative action to be taken. We have reduced methane emissions through a program of monitoring and leak reduction and prevention, which includes satellite detection technology and is in line with the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 Gold Standard.

We are also driving the 3R principles – reduce, reuse, recycle – to improve our waste and water management. We recycle ~70% of our hazardous waste and aim to reduce our freshwater consumption below 0.5% of our total water use requirements.
10 %
reduction in absolute
emissions since 2018
40 %
expected reduction in
emissions intensity by 2030
+ 50 %
sites supplied with
clean power for the UAE grid