ENVIRONMENT

At GeoPark we are committed to implementing the best environmental practices and fully complying with the legal framework in each of the countries in which we operate, as described in our Nature, People and Neighbors Commitment. The commitment to our values, in addition to being reflected in concrete actions, is shown by certifications that guarantee compliance with the best management standards and drive us to continuously improve.


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS 2019


0
environmental fines/sanctions
1.08
barrels of oil spilled for every million barrels produced
57.7%
reduction in the water footprint in Colombia 2014-2019
ISO 14001:2015
certification won for activities within the Environmental Management System in Colombia
100%
environmental licenses and permits approved
13.05 kg co2/bbl
GHG intensity in Colombia (28% less than the global average in the hydrocarbons sector - 18 kg Co2 e/Bbl)
1,968 ha
donated in Colombia for environmental conservation

ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION

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Logo ISO 14001

In Colombia, we have an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is certified to ISO 14001:2015 through August 2023 and which guides our environmental performance and allows us to identify, prioritize and manage environmental risks. We run awareness and training programs for our employees on the efficient use of natural resources and compliance with environmental regulations, supported by the guidelines of our Environmental Commitment.


EMISSIONS REDUCTION

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Logo sello ICONTEC

With the goal of optimizing the Company's energy performance and reducing its carbon intensity, we implemented an energy efficiency plan that includes the use of alternative energy in our fields and the migration from diesel to natural gas for our power generation. In 2019 the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of GeoPark in Colombia was 13.05 kg Co2e/Bbl. This indicator is 28% below the global industry average (18 kg Co2e/Bbl) according to the 2018 Environmental Performance Data from IOGP, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers.


WATER MANAGEMENT

Our environmental management includes a series of water efficiency projects, ranging from the reduction of water capture from natural sources, to stopping discharges of untreated wastewater annd reusing or reinjecting water, to the efficient and responsible consumption of industrial and domestic water. The water footprint in Colombia in 2019 was 9.53 (liters of water captured / barrels produced), a 57.7% percentage fall from 2014 to 2019 despite our greater exploration and production activities.


SAFEGUARDING BIODIVERSITY

Our contribution to safeguarding biodiversity has focused on the development of important programs, with expert partners at the national and international levels, aimed at caring for and preserving the richness of the natural environment surrounding our operations. To date, we have donated 2,145 hectares to environmental conservation in Colombia.

For more detail on our projects and results from our commitment to the environment, see our SPEED/ESG 2019 Report here.


WASTE MANAGEMENT

Our integrated waste management plan aims to control potential environmental or human health impact of our hydrocarbons exploration and production activities.