Sustainability Plans

Repsol strives to build a better future through the development of smart energy solutions. Our commitment to being a responsible company is at the core of everything we do.

Every year, we renew our commitment to sustainability through specific actions that respond to our stakeholders' expectations. They are brought to life through our Global Sustainability Plan, as well as in the country and operating center-specific plans.

Repsol’s Sustainability Plans are based on the six pillars in Repsol's Sustainability Model: The environment, climate change, safe operation, people, ethics and transparency, and innovation and technology.

Repsol’s strategy in Norway is to steadily increase our value and resilience, lowering the carbon footprint and always staying safe. .

We developed our first Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan in 2018.

 

2023 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

This is the sixth year that Repsol Norge has developed a local Sustainability plan. The 2023 plan included 11 actions and by the end of the year, each of the initiatives were reviewed and we reached a fulfilment of 91% .

Some of the highlights in 2023:

  • Improve competence on cyber security: Several sessions related to cyber security have been held during 2023:1) a tabletop exercise where the scenario was the spread of a cyber incident impacting our local operations. 2) an online lunch & learn session for all staff 3) a digital afternoon session for families where the aim was to advice parents and children about how to be as safe as possible when using digital devices & tools.
  • Participate in Low Emission technology projects: We have concluded on three of our R&D projects in 2023. The Minox CO2 capture project has concluded with favorable results; Wärtsila has completed 1.000 hours run time on a full-size engine using ammonia as fuel; and the Deep Purple pilot project has gained us valuable new knowledge. In May 2023, we have arranged for our global R&D counterparts to visit and learn more about our local R&D projects in Norway.
  • Provide training and development opportunities: Eight ambitious students have been working for Repsol Norge this summer. The students obtained valuable experience, insights to the industry and expanded their professional network. We have offered work experience for two refugees. Both have higher degree of education, however needed to be exposed to Norwegian ways of working & language. We have hired two apprentices offshore. The education program lasts for approximately two years.

2022 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

This is the fifth year that Repsol Norge has developed a local Sustainability plan. The 2022 plan included 10 actions and by the end of the year, each of the initiatives were reviewed and we reached a fulfillment of 90%.

Some of the highlights in 2022:

  • Emission reductions on Yme: We have established an Offshore External Environment Committee for Yme with staff from the offshore crew. So far three emission reduction initiatives have been defined and included for follow up. The initiatives are related to energy optimization (turbines vs engines), improved personnel planning to reduce helicopter flights and more efficient use of water pumps.
  • Knowledge sharing from the Gyda decommissioning project: We have written ac close-out report and facilitated an internal peer review session for the plugging and abandonment of wells part of the project. A formal close-out report for the facilities removal part of the project will be written by the third quarter of 2023 according to authority requirements. We have already share lessons learned for the whole decommissioning project to several key stakeholders in the industry, including association Offshore Norge.
  • Foster engagement and motivation among employees. We have engaged close to 150 (55%) of our staff in a health and training program in 2022. We have developed an activity calendar which we have promoted in all internal communication channels throughout the year. We have organised 30 different events and we have had about 1.100 participations 

2021 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

This is the fourth year that Repsol Norge has developed a local Sustainability plan. The 2021 plan included 12 actions and by the end of the year, each of the initiatives were reviewed and we reached a fulfillment of 92%.

Some of the highlights in 2021:

  • Seek opportunities to reduce emissions on Yme. The Yme field came on production in 2021 and we have started the work to implement short- and long-term climate change improvements. In 2021, we have performed a screening study to evaluate different power options at Yme to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Ensure offshore staff’s wellbeing. The corona outbreak added extra pressure and demands on our offshore operations in Norway. The uncertainty that comes with this pandemic cannot be fully eliminated, but we are obliged to do everything we can to minimize impact on our people and operations and we have therefore established strict health protocols. A key barrier in the protocol is to test everyone before they are allowed to travel offshore. Before vaccination commenced, we also followed up offshore staff in pre-offshore quarantine to facilitate for better wellbeing and health by establishing weekly activity programs and meetings with management.
  • Commit to society through volunteer work. In 2021 we have initiated a cooperation with the Salvation Army in Stavanger. Repsol volunteers have performed presentations related to crisis handling to different user groups at the Salvation Army. We have contributed to facilitate the Salvation Army's Christmas initiative Julegryta and contributed to 3000 packed Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army users in December.

2020 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

Also, the 2020 Norway Sustainability Plan is based on the six pillars in the Repsol’s Sustainability Model: environment, climate change, safe operations, people, ethics and transparency, and innovation and technology. The 2020 plan included 12 actions and by the end of the year, each of the initiatives were reviewed and in 2020 we reached a fulfillment of 92%. 

Some of the highlights in 2020:

  • We have raised the competence, awareness and engagement of our employees within climate and environment with the aim to make us prepared for the low emission future. We have done this through formal training courses and dialogue sessions.
  • We have engaged our employees in the effort to improve and reduce our environmental footprint in our office. Through a digital workshop we have identified close to 150 proposals for measures to make our workplace greener.
  • We have run a pilot project to test a new global digital Repsol tool (READS) for identification of environmental impacts of our operations.

2019 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

The 2019 plan included 15 actions. At the end of the year, each of the initiatives were reviewed and in 2019 we reached a fulfillment of 93%.

Some of the highlights in 2019:

  • Reuse of offshore drill pipes of Gyda. We achieved huge environmental and economic benefits by re-using offshore drill pipes from the Gyda field instead of sending them for re-melting.
  • Fuel reduction incentives: For all new tenders Repsol Norge now evaluates compensation formats which provide the right incentive for the contractor to reduce fuel usage in operations.
  • Young in the “Big Picture” project: One of our young professionals has been a representative in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association reputation project. Their objective has been talking to young people and create a good dialogue that can lead to good sustainable solutions for the future.

2018 Repsol Norge Sustainability Plan

For Norway we developed our first Repsol Norge sustainability plan in 2018 and it included 18 actions to be followed. At the end of the year, each of the initiatives that are part of the Sustainability Plan is reviewed and we reached a fulfillment of 83%.

One of the achievements in the 2018 plan that we would like to mention is that Repsol Norge has become a partner in the planned low emission research center lead by SINTEF and NTNU. Technology development within this centre shall help the petroleum industry to reduce offshore CO2 emissions by 40% within 2030 and to move towards zero emission on the Norwegian shelf in 2050.