Carbon Footprint of An Offshore Survey by Oil and Gas Service Provider Company
Keywords:carbon footprint; carbon accounting; climate change; greenhouse gas emission; greenhouse gas protocol
The rapid development of global economy has leaded to climate change issues. The greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide have driven the issues of climate change and become one of the concerns confronting human society. An offshore survey project that carried out by a service provider company in oil and gas industry was chosen for the carbon footprint estimation during the project’s operation in this study. The major objective of this study is to calculate the carbon footprint of the above-mentioned project in terms of CO2, eq and use it as a benchmark or reference for the company, as well as to create an Excel Tool that can be used as a carbon footprint calculator. Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodology is to generate the framework for the project in this study. There have three unavoidable sources: fuel combustion by survey vessel, transportation involved and water consumption during the operation of the project. The emission factors approach is used in this study to quantify the emission of GHGs from the project. Emission factor values will be obtained from the published report that revised by Federal Register of Legislation in 2020. The carbon footprint of the project was calculated to be 130.44 tons of CO2, eq. Scope 1 accounted for 96.05% of the carbon footprint, which comprised fuel combusted by survey vessel.
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