Emission

Get full visibility into emissions within the oil and gas industry 

Emissions are no longer neglected externalities. Emission performance and climate strategy are integral to future competitiveness and the ability to attract capital, people and maintain a license to operate.

Emissions from fossil energy account for approximately two-thirds of annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CO2 from combustion of coal, oil and natural gas account for about 90% of these GHG emissions, with leakage and venting of methane making up the remainder.

We support our clients in understanding emission fundamentals and performance benchmarking, and in the development of robust climate strategies. We recognize that high resolution emission data at field and facilities-level is required to sufficiently assess risk and opportunities in the energy sector.

Data

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Access emission data from Rystad Energy’s proprietary cubes through web-based dashboards and data feeds:

  • Review, benchmark and analyze upstream CO2 emissions from all oil and gas producing countries and the top 500 companies (operated and equity basis).
  • Find and select relevant peer companies
  • Company and country overviews based on asset-by-asset emission data for 65,000+ assets
  • Upstream CO2 emissions split by extraction and flaring, including data quality indicators, future trends and maps
  • Company and country emissions split by supply segment, field life cycle, field type and production detail, continuously updated with new data

Advisory

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Our advisory services build on long experience in supporting industry, banks, investors and governments in assessing emission performance and strategy, combining our proprietary emission data with deep industry knowledge. Examples of advisory themes include: 

  • Assess carbon footprint related to oil and gas activity, both upstream, refineries/processing and product end use emissions – from individual assets to global overview
  • Assess carbon footprint of offshore supply vessels, drilling rigs and other emission intensive energy services
  • Carbon footprint benchmarking of oil and gas portfolios
  • Upstream flaring trends and intensities by country, operator and asset
  • Operational improvements and business development opportunities to improve carbon footprint
  • Granular carbon risk assessment as part of overall energy transition risk, combining future emission profile and carbon pricing scenarios with energy price and volume risk
  • Benchmark emissions from operated midstream assets, as well as third party (scope 3) emissions from refining/processing of operated production
  • Remaining carbon budget for coal, oil and natural gas, and how this is distributed among companies and countries based on cost competitiveness of their reserves and resources
  • Carbon intensity of future oil and gas production mix, assessing end use emissions as the future mix of oil and gas evolves from producing fields, fields under development and current discoveries
  • Assess value at risk for oil and gas assets based on internal and external energy scenarios, using consistent asset-by-asset valuation models including production, economics and emissions
  • Support companies, investors and banks in complying with TCFD recommendations for oil and gas activity