Carbon emissions and asset maturity: the ageing process

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23 February 2017

Carbon emissions and asset maturity: the ageing process

Report summary

The carbon emissions targets set by the Paris Agreement look set to have far-reaching implications for long-term corporate strategies. As the oil and gas industry is a large energy-intensive sector of the global economy, we expect investors and other stakeholders to increase scrutiny on corporate carbon footprints and value at risk. The agreement has the potential to have a material impact on corporate asset valuations. However, with no standardised reporting methodology agreed, the availability of asset-level carbon emissions data is limited to a subset of established petroleum provinces, including Canada, the UK and Norway. By combining emissions data from the Norwegian Environment Agency and our own production and reserves data, we can conduct a more comprehensive assessment of the variation of intensity across field life.

Table of contents

    • Reporting of carbon emissions at an asset level
    • The concept of emissions intensity
    • Emissions intensity as a function of time
      • Early life
      • Mid-life
      • Late life
    • Case study: emissions intensity of Norwegian oil assets (1997-2015)
    • The challenges of mature assets and carbon policy
      • Find out more
    • Appendix

Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Carbon emissions and asset maturity: the ageing process: Image 1
  • Factors affecting emissions intensity
  • How the emissions intensity of an asset varies through time
  • Emissions intensity example: Oseberg Ost
  • Emissions intensity of Norwegian oil assets (1997-2015)

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