Firstly, NEO will seek to reduce the carbon intensity per barrel of oil equivalent produced by NEO’s portfolio by 50% by 2030. To achieve this, NEO will invest in technology and systems, such as the full or partial electrification of its operations, required to reduce carbon output.
Secondly, NEO is aligned with the UK’s net-zero by 2050 target and is proactively working with partners, regulators and industry bodies to play its part in achieving this goal. In line with The OGA Strategy, a key aspect of NEO’s approach will be to maximise economic recovery from its assets, bringing down the carbon impact per barrel of production.
In addition to proactively reducing NEO’s carbon footprint the business will continue to invest in projects and research that will contribute to a low carbon future. NEO currently funds research by the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and PhD students in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy Transition, the UK’s leading training and research body for the energy industry with a focus on decarbonisation.
Russ Alton, CEO of NEO Energy, said: “Through creative thinking, innovation, agility and adaptability we will be a positive agent for change in how the UK oil and gas industry contributes to the energy transition.
Our Low Carbon Transition Plan focuses on how we will reduce carbon emissions today and put net-zero at the heart of our future growth strategy, without compromising value creation or the role we play in employing and investing in people and the communities in which they live.”
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