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bp Angola Lower Carbon

bp is advancing our Energy Transition through the RIC framework; reducing our emissions, improving our products and creating a low carbon business.  
We have made external commitments around these objectives:
  1. Reduce our emissions across the company, by 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 by 2025 (3.0 million from Upstream alone)
  2. No net growth in our operational emissions from our operations (from 2015 levels)
  3. Keep our methane intensity under 0.3% with an objective of meeting 0.2%, out to 2025

In 2018, bp Upstream had solid performance against these targets, delivering 1.11 ktCO2e of sustainable emission reduction.  bp Angola business contributed 824 ktCO2e of this total. 

We reduced our flaring from 4.1 MtCO2e to 2.9 MtCO2e in 2018.  This is attributed to the Greater Plutonio FPSO, in Block 18 offshore Angola, Reduced Flaring emission reduction project, which delivered (between 2018 and 2019) 1.5 MtCO2e in reductions. 


In 2020, bp Angola led the emission reduction once again in bp, as we managed to achieve a total reduction in CO2 of 240,942 tons, above our initial forecast of 75000 of CO2e GHG. This has been a result of 7 ideas identified during the Low Carbon Workshop. And we are still working on opportunities to reduce our emissions even more.


bp Angola applied for and received approximately $4 million from the Upstream Lower Carbon Fund in support of purchasing a new Gas Turbine for PSVM to improve power reliability and plant stability and purchase a second LPGC as part of a sparing strategy to reduce downtime during repairs.  These two projects are anticipated to reduce emissions between 2019 and 221 by 222 ktCO2e.


In 2020, we led bp in emission reductions again. As of 3Q’, bp Angola reduced emissions by another 96kCO2e, above our commitment of 277kCO2e.  And we are still working on opportunities to reduce our emissions even more. 

bp Angola Lower Carbon Plan
We are working diligently in the region to reduce our carbon footprint.  This involves cross functional team work and a region wide mindset shift.  Some of the activities supporting our Lower Carbon Plan include:

  1. Flare combustion trials at both FPSOs
  2. Annual carbon reduction workshops
  3. Energy efficiency studies at the each FPSO. Reduced flaring strategy during plant shut-down
  4. Region cMore project to reduce our emissions and improve efficiency in how we operate our supply vessels.

Our success is achieved through a One Team effort and the great energy across the organization to continue our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.