Performance Data

Environment: Emissions, Reductions and Energy Consumption

GHG Emissions (metric tons CO2e)

GHG Emissions (metric tons CO2e) 2013 2014 2015
Combustion 994,633 1,258,526 1,278,914
Flaring 1,152,088 604,047 450,119
Fugitive 321,519 122,645 97,410
Indirect 31,653 31,603 18,363
Mobile 59,905 16,462 75,472
Venting 384,371 350,572 366,500

GHG Emissions

GHG Emissions 2013 2014 2015
Direct (metric tons CO2e) 2,912,516 2,352,253 2,268,415
Indirect (metric tons CO2e) 31,653 31,603 18,363
Normalized (metric tons CO2e/MBOE) 25 17 11

Scope 3 Emissions (metric tons CO2e)

Scope 3 Emissions (metric tons CO2e) 2013 2014 2015
7,662 8,731 16,578

U.S. Emissions (tons)

U.S. Emissions (tons) 2013 2014 2015
VOC 8,468 7,418 8,801
NOx 1,656 2,311 2,911
SOx 0.5 0 28.6
CO 4,717 3,409 7,363

Estimated Emissions Reductions (mcf-thousand cubic feet) of Methane

Estimated Emissions Reductions of Methane (thousand cubic feet) 2013 2014 2015
IR Camera 92,969 260,526 110,532
Vapor Recovery Units (VRU) 41,353 33,390 496,506
Artificial Lift: Smart Lift Automated 15,828 15,828 N/A1
Total 150,150 309,744 202,055

1The Artificial Lift: Smart Lift Automated was an emission reduction performed in 2011 carried over year to year. Since it is no longer an active emission reduction, and artificial lift technology is standard on new wells, we did not include the value for 2015.

Energy Consumption (gigajoules)

Energy Consumption (gigajoules) 2013 2014 2015
Indirect Electricity 200,045 147,926 86,224
Diesel 3,758,156 2,799,337 2,547,087
Natural Gas 11,747,729 16,057,699 18,990,771
Gasoline 95,964 98,959 118,827
Aviation Fuel 37,543 55,308 794,040
Liquefied Natural Gas 266,103 401,995
Total 15,839,437 19,425,332 22,938,944

Environment: Water

U.S. Onshore Water Consumption (in barrels)

U.S. Onshore Water Consumption (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
Recycled or Reused Water 1,052,702 4,706,900 4,241,700
Water from Public or Private Sources 30,876,829 56,431,000 42,248,000
Total Water Consumed 31,929,531 61,137,900 46,489,700

Offshore Water Consumption (in barrels)

Offshore Water Consumption (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
Seawater 246,800 32,904,100
Freshwater 93,500 244,600
Total Water Consumed 658,756 340,300 33,148,700

DJ Basin Water Consumption (in barrels)

DJ Basin Water Consumption (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
Recycled or Reused Water 317,781 1,700,000 217,600
Water from Public or Private Sources 23,415,881 30,000,000 2,327,000
Total Water Consumed 23,733,662 31,700,000 22,544,600

Marcellus Shale Water Consumption (in barrels)

Marcellus Shale Water Consumption (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
Recycled or Reused Water 701,292 3,000,000 4,024,100
Water from Public or Private Sources 7,432,068 26,200,000 10,206,800
Total Water Consumed 8,133,360 29,200,000 14,230,900

Texas Water Consumption (in barrels)

Texas Water Consumption (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
Recycled or Reused Water
Water from Public or Private Sources 9,469,600
Total Water Consumed 9,469,600

U.S. Onshore Water Disposed (in barrels)

U.S. Onshore Water Disposed (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
8,322,500 17,982,800
Offshore Water Discharged (in barrels) 2013 2014 2015
11,212,400 12,273,900

Environment: Spills

Spills

Spills 2013 2014 2015 (U.S. Onshore) 2015 (Global)2
Total Number 120 90 91 94
Hydrocarbons (in barrels) 493 697.5 403.6 403.7
Water (in barrels) 3,439 609 239 239
Other fluids (in barrels)3 234 464 0 0.07

2 To improve our disclosure for 2015, we have expanded our reporting of spill data to cover all our operations.
3 “Other” includes non-produced fluids such as diesel, chemicals and drilling mud.

Health and Safety

Hours Worked

Hours Worked 2013 2014 2015
Employees 6,999,669 6,602,049 5,351,842
Contractors 16,408,159 18,670,614 12,497,437
Total Hours Worked 23,407,828 25,272,663 17,849,279 

Lost-time Incidents

Lost-time Incidents 2013 2014 2015
Employees 3 0 2
Contractors 13 13 8
Total Lost-time Incidents 16 13 10

Recordable Incidents

Recordable Incidents 2013 2014 2015
Employees 13 3 5
Contractors 56 56 29
Total Recordable Incidents 69 59 34

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 2013 2014 2015
Employees 0.37 0.09 0.19
Contractors 0.68 0.60 0.46
Combined TRIR 0.59 0.47 0.38

Days Away from Work Incident Rate (DWIR)

Days Away from Work Incident Rate (DWIR) 2013 2014 2015
Employees 0.09 0 0.07
Contractors 0.16 0.14 0.13
Total Days Away from Work Incident Rate 0.14 0.10 0.11

Fatalities

Fatalities 2013 2014 2015
Employees 0 0 0
Contractors 0 0 0
Total Fatalities 0 0 0

Note: Process Safety data was included in 2014 report but is not included in 2015 report while we refine data calculation to align with American Petroleum Institute data standards.

Communities

Global Social Investment Contributions

Global Social Investment Contributions 2015
United States $3,111,228
West Africa4 $7,983,601
Eastern Mediterranean $7,983,601
Other5 $131,332
NobleACTS (global matching gifts) $1,511,792
Total Contributions $12,990,496

4Includes investment in operated and non-operated assets.
5Includes new ventures and discontinued operations.

People

Workforce Diversity

Workforce Diversity 2013
Female
2013
National
2014
Female
2014
National
2015
Female
2015
National
Cameroon 46% 69% 33% 83% 42% 83%
Cyprus 48% 76% 54% 71% 55% 75%
Equatorial Guinea 33% 70% 34% 72% 28% 66%
Israel 31% 84% 35% 94% 30% 87%
United States 34% 0% 31% 0% 29% 0%
Nicaragua6 67% 67%
Falkland Islands 33% 67%

6 Noble Energy exited Nicaragua in 2015.

U.S. Diversity by Job Category

U.S. Diversity by Job Category 2013
Female
2013
National
2014
Female
2014
National
2015
Female
2015
National
Executive/Senior-level officials and managers 7% 7% 7% 5% 8% 5%
First/Mid-level Officials and Managers 16% 9% 17% 11% 16% 13%
Professionals 36% 16% 35% 15% 32% 16%
Technicians 65% 21% 67% 22% 65% 25%
Administrative Support Workers 88% 23% 86% 21% 86% 25%
Operatives 0% 11% 1% 12% 1% 19%

Total Number of Employees

Total Number of Employees 2013 2014 2015
2527 2730 2397