Chevron Corporation announced a pilot project with Project Canary to independently certify operational and environmental performance in the company’s North American upstream region.
Project Canary, a mission-driven B-Corp, will use its comprehensive TrustWell™ Certification program to review and analyze aspects of the environmental and social performance of individual wells and facilities in the Permian Basin of Texas and the DJ Basin of Colorado. Chevron will also deploy Canary X continuous, pad-level methane emissions monitoring units at select locations.
More than 600 data points within 24 operational categories are included in a Project Canary TrustWell™ analysis. Operators who earn top rankings are determined by Project Canary to utilize the highest standards and practices across their operations.
The companies expect the TrustWell™ certification process to begin in the first half of 2022 and, based on ratings earned during the review process, anticipate being ready to deliver certified Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG) to market by mid-2022.
In 2020, Chevron’s U.S. onshore production methane intensity was 85% lower than the U.S. industry average. The company continues to design, construct, and operate facilities with an eye toward limiting fugitive emissions. For example, it has reduced fugitive methane and volatile organic compound emissions in U.S. onshore operations through leak detection and repair, low-/no-emissions pneumatic devices, and centralized production facilities. The company is also expanding its methane detection capabilities to identify the best opportunities to further lower emissions.
Courtesy of Chevron.