On 6 December, 2018, Oil and Gas UK released its 2018 Environment Report, which provides a summary of the UK’s offshore industry environmental performance for 2017. Key findings include:
- 2017 saw a reduction of 3% in the volume of produced water discharged to the sea during oil and gas production when compared to 2016.
- Reinjection of produced water increased by 10% on the year, and is at its highest recorded level.
- Industry’s greenhouse gas emissions contribute around 3% of the total UK emissions, the same proportion as 2016.
- Greenhouse gas emissions per installation were lower in 2017 than in 2016.
The entire report can be found on the Oil and Gas UK website