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Environment

Protecting our planet for future generations

Seplat Energy will continue to demonstrate leadership in responding appropriately to reduce our carbon footprint to preempt the adverse effects of the unwanted phenomenon of climate change.

We are committed to operating in a responsible and accountable manner to ensure that we protect our planet for the present and future generations through minimising our environmental impact. We adopt a responsible approach to the use of natural resources, minimising the impact of our operations and providing assurance of the quality of wastes that are discharged to the environment.

We have significantly reduced GHG emissions and the high level of investments we have so far made in commercialisation of gas has facilitated our direct and indirect reduction of GHG emissions. We support the goals of the Paris Agreement and are in step with society’s objective to get the world to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, if not before.

We work to ensure minimal impact on the environment, evident in our monitoring of GHG emissions, oil spills, use and discharge of water, air quality and remediation of biodiversity. We deploy modern technology to avoid or minimize activities that might result in environmental pollution or degradation such as oil spills, gas flaring or contamination of freshwater.

Seplat Energy ensures consistent and strict adherence to relevant local and international environmental standards and regulatory provisions. In addition, we strictly implement transparency in the disclosure of our environmental performance: reporting on both positive and negative impact of our operations.

Seplat Energy operates mainly at onshore and shallow water sites within the Niger Delta region where our activities have the potential to affect different ecological systems with impact on human, animal and floral habitat and living conditions.

In managing our drilling and production operations; utilization of natural resources and accessing pipeline networks, roads and vegetation in host communities, we ensure that we take care to preserve biodiversity.

We place priority on preventive mitigation measures to ensure that we maintain the original state of the ecosystem and where there are unavoidable distortions, we work to deploy remedial steps.

As a highly responsible and accountable corporate citizen, Seplat Energy is demonstrating commitment to contributing towards the elimination or reduction of the incidence of gas flaring to the barest minimum in its areas of operation by making strategic investments and partnerships in gas infrastructure development.

We are driven primarily by the concern to address climate change knowing that commercial success will follow eventually.

We are steadily increasing gas supplies to the domestic market, the dominant share of which is supporting power generation in the country. These strategic steps are not only critical in terms of global warming reduction but also in revenue generation considering Nigeria's huge gas reserves.

Seplat Energy will continue to explore ways to contribute to the global effort to limit climate change and find workable, practical, and cost-efficient solutions to this issue. This is a race we believe we must win to survive on this planet and calls for an all-inclusive partnership that will create low-carbon emission, high growth economic development and a climate-resilient Nigeria.

Water 

We withdraw and use water mainly during drilling operations and for domestic purposes. The dominant portion of the water produced in drilling operations are treated and re-injected into disposal wells. Conscious that water is scarce in many parts of the world, especially in water-stressed areas, we promote responsible and effective use of this resource. In line with Sustainability Development Goal 6, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and good hygiene for all, we emphasize good water consumption and preservation habit among our employees companywide.

Air quality & Waste

We have improved on our disclosure on waste generation and management. We have reported the total weight of hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated in our operations. Hazardous wastes are handled by third party waste management vendors who are certified by regulatory authorities. In line with the principle of the circular economy, we will work to increase the amount of waste recovered and reused in operation or some other relevant activity.

Gas flaring

As a highly responsible and accountable corporate citizen, Seplat Energy is demonstrating commitment to contributing towards the elimination or reduction of the incidence of gas flaring to the barest minimum in its areas of operation by making strategic investments and partnerships in gas infrastructure development. We are in support with the goals of the Paris Agreement and are in step with society’s objective to get the world to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, if not before.

A dominant proportion of our investments in the last five years, especially in gas infrastructure, has been on projects that have facilitated the reduction of our direct and indirect emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

We continue to closely monitor and reduce emissions of carbon-dioxide (CO) and methane (CH) in our operations.

We made good progress in the treatment of fuel gases, employment of proper designs and installations of process equipment, and prompt maintenance of scrubbers.

With the anticipated commencement of the ANOH gas plant and the Sapele gas plant, we are working in line with the aspirations of the Paris Agreement and are in action with society’s resolve to get the globe to net zero carbon emission by 2050, or prior. 

Seplat Energy's continuing investments in the gas business is aligned towards driving significant reductions in the use of fossil fuels in Nigeria.

As the topmost indigenous exploration and production company in Nigeria, Seplat Energy is to take the lead by monitoring and reducing our GHG emissions to acceptable levels along the supply chain.

We will also influence key partners through the industry to not only determine their carbon footprints but work collectively to reduce their GHG emissions.

Additionally, we create and build awareness among our workforce to influence lifestyle changes and produce advocates for a Low Carbon Economy. These advocates will go beyond the walls of the company and influence those in their circle.

Local content

Taking an active approach to supporting Nigeria and its communities.

Sustainability reports

A responsible and accountable corporate citizen.

Social impact

Social development is something we deeply care about. We are committed to having a positive impact on the world around us.