What is happening with Subpart OOOOa?
Energy Solutions Through the Power of People
- Provides qualified and compliant employees and contractors as office and field consultants to the upstream oil and gas industry
- Supports international operations with offices in Dubai, Guyana, Mexico City, UAE, and soon Suriname
- Provides the oil and gas industry with environmental, regulatory, health/safety, and ESG solutions to meet ever-changing regulations
- Multiple regional offices, uniting industry knowledge, regulatory expertise and extensive service capabilities to provide customized solutions to clients
Auburn Energy Management
- Provides contract operations, project management, engineering due diligence and technical advisory solutions to upstream asset owners
- Successful history of providing stealth operational support
- A full-service staffing agency for all non-E&P industries and disciplines
- Provides direct placement, temporary to permanent, and W-2 employees all over the United States
Is ESG Here to Stay?
Looking at it from the macro side, there are three major trends in the U.S. that are putting increased pressure on companies and boards to act responsibly when it comes to ESG.
First, there has been a shift from the global regulatory and policy side. The Biden administration rejoined the Paris agreement and introduced the White House Gender Policy Council. Since the U.S. is the second largest emitter behind China, a commitment to emission reductions and funding is essential to achieving the agreement’s goal and getting smaller countries to participate. Additionally, the White House also established a Gender Policy Council to advance gender equity and equality in both domestic and foreign policy development and implementation. Furthermore, the SEC has added Human capital management to Form 10-K and established a climate-focused working group. The human capital management disclosure calls for a description of the company’s human capital resources such as the development, attraction, and retention of personnel. The climate-focused work group is already seeking public comments around the path forward for mandated disclosures.
Second, investor and consumers lack trust in ESG Data. Multiple data providers and reporting methodologies has created confusion. The absence of reporting standards force stakeholders to use multiple sources that are often not apples to apples for data. Therefore, there is a growing request for companies to not only report ESG metrics but prove accountability. What does that mean? Just like you need an independent auditor like Ryder Scott or Netherland Sewell to audit your reserves, SASB is now strongly recommending that you provide 3rd party assurance on your ESG or sustainability report.
Lastly, the capital markets have already shifted to a long-term focus. Investment dollars being managed (assets under management) with an ESG-integrated strategy hit $8.2T at the end of 2020, which was a 34% increase from 2 years ago. ESG hiring is on the rise as the top 150 asset managers globally have an average of 8 ESG analysts per firm.
The question is no longer, “Is it here to stay?”, but, “How does a company start ESG efforts and manage it?”. The hard part for smaller companies is to understand the ESG landscape to even get started. It is complex and overwhelming with so many different frameworks, guidelines, and standards. All of which are voluntary and require no reporting oversight. The balance between profitability and sustainable efforts is another aspect the leadership team needs to manage. The bottom line is that most companies need help to understand and determine a practical way forward that is unique to their company.
NTG Environmental draws from a wealth of multidisciplinary technical staff in order to provide ESG support through GHG baseline assessments, due diligence, ESG strategy framework and planning, sustainability report writing, and optimized operational solutions. We also incorporate proprietary software solutions for streamlining data gathering, annual calculations, peer reviews, emissions reduction projections, and ESG dashboarding.
STATE WIDE RULE 13 ESSENTIAL
The most common is the SWR 13 B 1 A, also known as, surface casing > 3,500’.
This next exception is the one that seems to be causing problems, the 13 B 1 H, also known as, excessive or short casing.
Service Highlight: Spill Control & Water Quality
The RRC has increased reviews of drilling permits with regards to casing sets. In particular, we are seeing clients needing to do immediate corrective actions if SWR 13 permits are not in place when setting casings.
- Storm water discharge (federal NPDES and state level)
- Spill Prevention, Controls and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans Oil Discharge Prevention and Response (ODPR) Plans
- Facility Response Plans (FRPs) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) / erosion and sediment control plans
- Federal, state, and municipal emergency response plans
- GAP analysis and corrective action plans
- Site inspections for compliance reporting
- Representation during agency interaction
Meet A Team Member
Trina joined NTG Environmental with more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Her broad industry experience has spanned multiple business units including production, regulatory and reservoir engineering, commercial, and corporate strategic planning.
Prior to joining NTG Environmental, Trina served as the Director of Planning and Project Advancement for Anadarko/Occidental petroleum, responsible for overseeing planning for US onshore and offshore exploration as well as developing and implementing a fit-for-purpose stage gate process for all major projects. She has been involved with several state agencies and industry groups on topics such as wellbore integrity, endangered species, and diversity & inclusion.
What made you get involved with ESG?
My passion has always been in the commercial and strategic space finding a path forward for win/win solutions given a complex and challenging project. I elected to take a buyout package with the OXY purchase of Anadarko Petroleum and decided to pivot full-time into the ESG field bringing together my educational background of civil and environmental engineering, and business with my energy industry experience to help companies navigate the energy transition.
Why did you choose to work for NTGE?
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What can we find you doing on the weekends?
Environmental Due Diligence & Audits
Water Quality & Natural Resources