Commitment and Principles
Without exception, safety is a core expectation for all Gulfport employees and contractors supporting our activities. Gulfport conducts routine training of its employees and contractors and expects both groups to take personal responsibility to understand and commit to a safe working environment. It is our pledge to utilize and apply appropriate measures in our effort to achieve and maintain a leading position in safe operations.
In conjunction with our preventative measures, Gulfport has designed and instituted emergency response and business continuity plans, in order to swiftly and appropriately respond to incidents involving operational disruptions or natural disasters. These measures include prompt notification procedures which allow Gulfport personnel to quickly evaluate and begin necessary mitigation steps, along with notifying appropriate state and federal regulatory bodies, affected landowners, and other potential stakeholders. After evaluation and notification, Gulfport is committed to working with appropriate regulatory bodies and affected parties throughout the remediation process.
Gulfport strives to mitigate impacts on the environment and communities in which we operate by making environmental stewardship an integral part of our operations. Gulfport has established measures and engineering practices to help reduce emissions, reuse and repurpose appropriate materials to avoid waste, and design our surface facilities in a manner that reduces risk of environmental impact. For example, Gulfport works towards developing our acreage through the use of multi-well pads to reduce surface disruption.
Gulfport is committed to being a good steward of the environment and preserving the air quality surrounding the areas of our operations. Air emissions are regulated by both federal and state air quality regulations. These regulations establish emissions limits, control requirements, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to protect human health and the environment. Our air quality programs are designed to ensure that our operations meet or exceed those federal and state regulations.
Emissions Reduction and Energy Conservation Initiatives
- Avoid routine flaring
- Gulfport has converted our gas pneumatic controllers to instrument air assisted controllers at all of our pads in the Utica
- Installed artificial lifts
- Minimized venting of liquids during well unloading events
- We use leak detection and repair (LDAR) in our Utica and SCOOP assets.
- Reduced vehicle emissions by reducing miles in driven by removing personal use and also reduced manpower through the implementation of an operations control room to monitor well and pad locations.
Gulfport will continue to look for innovative ways to minimize the overall environmental impacts of our activities, including the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Gulfport reports its GHG emissions data annually.
What are we doing now?
- We continue to work with regulatory agencies and industry peers to address stock tank thief hatches which have historically been one of the industry’s leading sources of methane loss. In addition to re-design, current efforts with thief hatches include limited use through guided wave radar measurement, scheduled maintenance and continued testing of reliable gasket materials.
- Implemented a Methane Emission Reduction Team to educating employees on where emissions stem from, evaluate our facility designs, conduct various studies on equipment and come up with measure to manage and mitigate emission sources
- We are working to minimize emissions by deploying centralized full-field compression solutions wherever practical as opposed to the less efficient alternative of individual wellsite compression.
Without exception, safety is the number one priority for all Gulfport employee and contractors supporting our activities. Gulfport provides comprehensive training and expects everyone to take personal responsibility to create a safe working environment. Gulfport views our contractors as business partners. All business partners are to required to have an active ISNetworld account, execute Gulfport's form Master Service Agreement (MSA), and complete a vendor EHS audit to ensure they meet regulatory standards and understand Gulfport expectations.
In addition, Gulfport also schedules monthly vendors meetings through the year. In these meetings, we discuss specific EHS topics, operational updates, EHS performance, share lessons learned from incidents or personal stories and share hazard observation trending.
If you have questions, please email Gulfport Contractor Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply to become a vendor, contact your Gulfport Operations Representative and ask for a Vendor Request Form. Forms submitted directly by a contractor will be rejected.