Conserving Water

Responsibly managing water is one of our key operational practices.
We seek to minimize our use of fresh water by finding innovative
ways to reuse produced water, source alternatives to fresh water,
and reduce the overall amount of water required for our operations.

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Water Usage At-A-Glance

  • of our global operational water was comprised of recycled or nonfresh water in 2021.

  • of the total water utilized for production operations was recycled or nonfresh water in 2021.

  • a 2021 goal to reduce U.S. total operational water usage to comprise less than 20% fresh water.

We follow comprehensive procedures for safeguarding water quality and for handling produced water responsibly. These efforts are especially important in areas of the U.S. and Egypt that could be considered water scarce.

For several years, we have decreased our fresh water consumption, largely by increasing our reuse of produced water, which includes produced water from secondary recovery and hydraulic fracturing operations.

Throughout the life cycle of our operations, there is water that cannot be reused or recycled. We continue to pursue alternatives to the disposal of this excess water through evaporation and treatment of the produced water for alternative uses.