The Brent oil and gas field production platforms in the North Sea, UK (photo)

Managing operations

The nature of the energy industry means that we often operate in challenging environments. We work to reduce our environmental impact and manage our operations safely and responsibly, wherever they may be.

This section describes operations that our stakeholders identified as high interest in 2016. It explains how we are striving to improve our performance in areas such as safety and reduce our impact on the environment and communities.

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Improvement in our process safety events in our shales operations from 2015

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Reduction in operational spills in Nigeria from 2015

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Increase in water recycling in oil sands mining from 2015

Inside Managing operations

Our activities in Nigeria

Safety and security remain our top priorities in Nigeria.

Oil sands

Our oil sands business in Canada includes the Quest carbon capture and storage project.


We are safely tapping into resources of natural gas, known as tight and shale gas, which are held deep inside rock.

Measuring the impact of earthquakes in Groningen

A study has been commissioned to better understand the effects of the earthquakes in this area of the Netherlands.

Decommis­sioning and restoration

As part of the normal life cycle of oil and gas production facilities, decommissioning and restoration must be carried out safely and responsibly.

Chart generators

Build your own individual charts based on the ten-year overview tables for environmental data and social and safety data. Selectable key figures and time periods as well as the option to index the starting point make the data easily comparable.

View our interactive chart tool on environmental data View our interactive chart tool on social and safety data