Environmental Protection Services
In 2011 the company also completed implementation of a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program at the Ras Laffan plant. The program consists of annual leak monitoring of process pumps, compressors, valves and connectors. Identified leaking components are repaired and re-monitored. Estimates of emissions associated with these components are prepared and tracked to ensure that repairs are effective in reducing emissions associated with leaking components. The long term goal of the program is to reduce overall emissions by reducing the frequency and magnitude of leaks in equipment.
Dolphin Energy’s flaring rates rank among the best attained by all Qatar oil and gas companies. Flaring accounts for 10% of Dolphin Energy’s GHG emissions. In 2011, Dolphin Energy reduced its flaring by 33%; this significant reduction resulted in record-low flaring figures since operations began in 2008.
Dolphin Energy practices reduction, reuse and recycling for all materials and waste generated by the company’s offices and operations. Waste is only placed in landfills or incinerated as a last option.
Dolphin Energy’s performance towards environmental protection may be further reviewed in its annual Sustainability Reports found in the Social Responsibility section.