Sustainability Performance Table

ARC is committed to providing our stakeholders with up-to-date information on our performance.  While we publish a fulsome corporate sustainability report biennially, this page provides updated 2017 environment, social and governance performance data and discussion around key metrics. For a full discussion of ARC’s approach to sustainability and management of performance, please view the 2018 Sustainability Report accessible here.

Performance Table

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  • Production

      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Production (boe/d) 96,087 112,387 114,167 118,671 122,937

     

  • Environment

      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Environment    
    Direct Energy Consumption (GJ) 9,082,501 10,963,442 10,504,502 10,277,582 11,041,628
    Production Energy Intensity (GJ/m3OE) 1.66 1.79 1.67 1.53 1.59
    Greenhouse Gas Emissions    
    Direct (CO2e tonnes) 642,890 763,457 727,207 641,337 685,432
    Indirect (CO2e tonnes) 402,479 390,485 351,649 339,757 326,013
    Intensity - Scope 1 and Scope 2(tonnes CO2e/m3OE) (1) 0.030 0.028 0.026 0.023 0.023
    Flared Gas (thousand m3) 43,987 36,596 32,327 22,263 24,711
    Vented Gas (thousand m3) 1,746 2,071 2,813 2,266 1,733
    Solution Gas Conversion Rate (%) 94.8 96.4 96.5 97.8 99.0
    Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) (tonnes) 2,979 3,313 3,082 2,482 778
    Methane (tonnes) NPR 11,816 11,046 8,101 7,525
    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) (tonnes) NPR NPR 3,049 3,273 4,072
    Water    
    Fresh Water Withdrawal (m3) (2) 817,214 1,184,808 1,393,099 1,153,756 1,788,480
    Non-fresh Water Use (m3) (3) 294,944 499,927 573,074 560,490 601,005
    Reclamation    
    Number of Producing Wells (gross) 10,520 8,875 5,651 3,383 3,326
    Number of Non-producing Wells (gross) 1,606 1,502 1,703 1,371 1,442
    Active Reclamation Ongoing (wells) 235 173 206 386 262
    Certificates Received (wells) 8 21 28 45 24
    Spills and Leaks    
    Number of Reportable Spills 67 47 24 25 21
    Reportable Non-pipeline Spills 24 33 12 15 12
    Reportable Pipeline Spills 43 14 12 10 9
    Total Volume of Reportable Spills (m3) 1,068 781 305 773 609
    Volume of Non-pipeline Spills (m3) 682 675 156 511 134
    Volume of Pipeline Spills (m3) 387 107 149 262 475
    Pipeline Incident Rate (incidents per 1,000 kms) 5.80 3.20 1.97 1.98 1.95
    Number of Fines and Penalties 0 0 0 0 0

     

  • Health and Safety

      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Lost-time Frequency - Employee 0.16 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Lost-time Frequency - Contractor 0.04 0.37 0.18 0.00 0.08
    Recordable Frequency - Employee 0.49 0.48 0.32 0.40 0.64
    Recordable Frequency - Contractor 1.20 1.84 1.47 0.78 0.83
    Fatalities - Employee/Contractor 0 0 0 0 0

     

  • Social

      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Workforce Profile 620 660 620 518 519
    Full-time 542 578 556 461 470
    Part-time 24 25 4 3 1
    Contractors and Temporary Employees 54 57 60 54 48
    Employees By Location  
    Field (Permanent) 230 257 243 203 217
    Office (Permanent) 336 346 317 261 254
    Field (Contractors and Temporary) 20 18 25 19 20
    Office (Contractors and Temporary) 34 39 35 35 28
    Gender Diversity - Permanent Only (%)  
    Women in Workforce 36 33 32 30 27
    Supervisory/Professional Positions 38 50 48 49 45
    Management and Executive Team 25 24 25 24 20
    Board of Directors 11 10 20 18 18
    Employee Age Categories  
    30 Years and Under NPR NPR 114 84 63
    30 to 50 NPR NPR 339 283 321
    50 Plus NPR NPR 107 97 87
    Voluntary Turnover (%) 4.7 3.8 2.8 1.2 2.4
    Total Spending on Training ($) 1,200,000 1,765,280 1,653,822 876,844 738,125
    Spending per Employee ($) 2,120 2,927 2,953 1,768 1,567

     

  • Economic

    Economic ($ millions) (4) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Value Generated (5) 1,710 2,282 1,563 1,277 1,513
    Value Distributed to:          
    Suppliers (6) 1,156 1,291 848 764 1,148
    Providers of Capital (7) 416 426 460 296 259
    Governments (8) 260 337 167 129 152
    Employees (9) 146 134 107 127 101
    Landowners (10) 60 51 29 22 15
    Communities (11) 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.5
    Value Retained (12) (330.9) 40.7 (49.4) (62.8) (162.3)

     

  • Table Notes

    (1) Methodology used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions includes Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2003; American Petroleum Institute Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methodologies for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, 2009; and Western Climate Initiative - Final Essential Requirements of Mandatory Reporting – 2011 Amendments for Harmonization of Reporting in Canadian Jurisdictions, December 21st, 2011.

    (2) Fresh water withdrawal includes water from (a) surface waters according to regulatory permits, (b) municipal sources and (c) water accessed from third parties.

    (3) Non-fresh water use includes produced water, water reused and flowback recycled. Definitions and calculations for non-fresh water have been revised and all numbers have been restated since the publication of our 2016 sustainability report.

    (4) The presentation of ARC’s economic data in prior years has been restated to better align with the GRI Standards.

    (5) Economic value generated comprises sales of crude oil, natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids and other income, before the reduction of any royalty obligations, gains and losses on risk management contracts and gains and losses on asset dispositions and business combinations. All figures are presented on an accrual basis.

    (6) Economic value distributed to suppliers comprises all operating, transportation and general and administrative expenses as well as capital expenditures that are paid to suppliers other than employees, landowners, governments and for purposes of charitable donations. All figures are presented on an accrual basis.

    (7) Economic value distributed to providers of capital includes interest expense paid in cash, cash dividends paid and common shares distributed through ARC’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) and Stock Dividend Program (“SDP”).

    (8) Economic value distributed to governments includes Crown royalty obligations, corporate income taxes, property and business taxes, carbon taxes, provincial sales taxes as well as consideration paid to governments for surface rights of Crown-owned land and government licenses, fees and permits. Excludes contributions to government pension plans and government employment insurance premiums made on behalf of employees. All figures are presented on an accrual basis. Due to the use of different reporting frameworks, figures presented will not necessarily conform to those presented in ARC’s annual reporting under the Extractive Sector
    Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”). For more information or to view ARC’s annual ESTMA report, please refer to ARC’s website at www.arcresources.com.

    (9) Economic value distributed to employees comprises salaries, employee benefits and compensation associated with ARC’s share-based compensation plans. All figures are presented on an accrual basis.

    (10) Economic value distributed to landowners comprises land access payments and royalty obligations to individuals and corporations associated with non-Crown owned lands. Reduction in value distributed to landowners over a five-year time span attributed to reduction in total well count.

    (11) Economic value distributed to communities comprises contributions to charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

    (12) Economic value retained represents Economic value generated minus total Economic value distributed as presented herein. Economic value retained does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and should not be confused with retained earnings, net income, comprehensive income or any other measure prescribed by IFRS. May not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. 

    *NPR: Not Previously Reported
     

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