We at Surge Energy are committed to doing our part to responsibly secure the United States’ long-term energy future. By proactively implementing industry innovations and best practices and adhering to rigorous state and federal regulatory measures, we meet the energy demands of today without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. Prevention and minimization are the pillars of our environmental philosophy, which can be seen in our conservation, corporate responsibility and emission control efforts.
Surge Energy is a leader in produced water recycling. In 2019, we used 100 percent recycled water in all of our horizontal hydraulic fracturing well completions in the Permian Basin. We also take steps to reduce our environmental footprint by recycling our domestic rig water and mud cuttings, improving drilling efficiency by using pad drilling and transporting our products through pipelines. Additionally, we conduct environmental reviews of all our drilling locations to understand and address impacts to sensitive locations and U.S. waters.
Surge Energy is a member of The Environmental Partnership, a landmark initiative that is committed to improving the industry’s environmental performance. Surge Energy has invested in projects to improve overall environmental performance, which includes facility upgrades, pipe upgrades, safety shut-down systems and monitoring systems. Our commitment towards environmental responsibility has enabled us to meet or exceed applicable state and federal standards. Our commitment to the community is evidenced by support of local emergency responders and local FFA and rodeo programs. Starting in late 2017, we initiated use of regional sand for our hydraulic fracturing well completions, which not only improved our well costs, but also supported the local economy.
Surge Energy takes action through current technology to reduce emissions.
These actions include:
•Practicing green completions
•Avoiding the use of high-bleed pneumatic controllers
•Instituting a successful leak detection and repair (LDAR) program
•Building an electrical generating system that eliminated well-site generator emissions
•Upgrading control devices and facilities to be more efficient