As we continue to grow, we are actively seeking out opportunities to run our operations in ways that are safer, more environmentally friendly, and/or more efficient.
Reducing Tanks on Site: Over the next few years, we will be working to reduce the number of storage tanks and truck traffic at our facilities. Moving liquids through pipelines is a critical first step and eventually we hope to be able to construct reduced-footprint locations with only 1-2 tanks on site. This innovative approach to production facility design is expected to minimize emission sources and potential for spills.
Powering our Fields: Oil and natural gas development often occurs in areas that are far from the nearest power lines, requiring operators to use power generators, which produce emissions. We are seeking out solutions that allow us to move away from generators and toward more environmentally-friendly options. In the Delaware Basin in Texas, we are running our own power lines to displace engine use and in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado, we are working with local power companies and contributing the funds needed to upgrade electrical systems for the benefit of the community, while reducing emissions.
Using Solar in the Fields: An outside visitor to a PDC production site might be surprised to see large solar panels connected to our facilities. In fact, they’re a common component in our site design. We are using solar panels to monitor and control remote well sites. Not only are they environmentally-friendly, they’re also critical in many remote areas.