As part of our commitment to improve operations, we identified and developed new approaches for reducing our surface footprint to limit impacts. We use a fourth generation Econode production facility design that can take only 2.5 surface acres to produce the same amount of energy that previously required 400 surface acres - a reduction in land use of more than 99%. These facilities are equipped with solar-powered automation and communications that enable continuous monitoring. They also:
- Consolidate production operations into one system and inject oil and natural gas directly into the pipeline.
- Eliminate production tanks, combustion equipment and fuel trucks.
- Cut combustion emissions and potential leak sources.
- Since 2017, the Colorado Gen 4 Econode units, which we have expanded to our Texas operations, contributed to a reduction of more than 30 percent in our onshore U.S. emissions of VOCs.