Environment

Protecting the environment is a principle we firmly stand behind.

At Crew, we embrace innovative industry-leading technologies to reduce our environmental footprint while remaining focused on generating value for shareholders.

We are committed to operating responsibly and safely and will continue to focus on developing emission reduction strategies, reducing freshwater use, minimizing spills and land disturbances, and conducting ongoing monitoring and proactive asset integrity management.

Highlights

76% Reduction

In freshwater usage

Completion operations have realized a 76% reduction in freshwater usage from 2015 to 2020, during which 80% of completions fluid was recycled or was non-potable water.

76% Decrease

in gas plant flaring intensity

Decreased plant inlet flaring intensity from 0.21% in 2015 to 0.05% in 2020, representing a reduction of 76%.

94% Repaired

Fugitive emissions leaks

In 2020 we successfully repaired 94% of fugitive emission leaks found within an average of 28 days through Crew’s Fugitive Emissions Management Program. 21,652 tCO2e of annualized GHG emissions were prevented due to these repairs.

73% Decrease

In reportable spills from 2017 to 2020

59 Wells

Undergoing Abandonment and Reclamation process

Crew participated in the provincial dormant well programs and initiated active assessment and reclamation activities on 59 wells in 2020. Assessment and reclamation activities have been initiated on 187 wells to date in 2021.

$3.1 Million

Invested in Abandonment & Reclamation in 2020

Crew’s continuous improvement on our environmental standards is well demonstrated through our operational performance:

Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”)
Emissions Performance
76% reduction

in flaring intensity, since 2015

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Crew has decreased plant inlet flaring intensity from 0.21% in 2015 to 0.05% in 2020, representing a reduction of 76%. In 2021, Crew will be installing a waste heat recovery unit** at our Wilder (West Septimus) gas plant that is expected to reduce GHG intensity at the gas plant by approximately 10% following its installation and commissioning which is anticipated in Q3-2021.

Water Management Performance
76% reduction

in fresh-water usage from 2015 to 2020, during which 80% of completions fluid was recycled or was non-potable water.

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Crew is the first Canadian energy producer to receive regulatory approval from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (“OGC”) for the installation and operation of a next-generation, temporary spoolable surface pipeline for produced water transfer.

  • Crew has moved approximately 282,000m3 of produced water via the spoolable surface pipeline, significantly reducing truck traffic, emissions, road maintenance, land disturbance, and capital and operational costs.
  • Benefits: 18,756 heavy haul truck trips have been eliminated, 640 tCO2e emissions saved, and ~175,000km of road travel eliminated.
Regulatory Compliance
95% compliance
rating

Crew takes pride in its strong regulatory compliance record, and we continue to uphold compliance as a focus area. 

Through 2020, Crew’s regulatory compliance remained on par with 2019 as we achieved a 95% compliance rating, with 220 regulatory inspections across the three provinces in which we operate.

Compliance Rate with Regulatory Inspections

** Crew gratefully acknowledges assistance from the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Industry Fund for their support of this project.