We proactively identify mitigation measures through our established risk management processes.

Identifying risks early in the project life cycle and planning for and addressing potential environmental impacts associated with our activities are central to our efforts to have as minimal an environmental footprint as possible.

Waste management is a critical component of our operations. This includes:

Identifying and segregating waste types (i.e. hazardous, non-hazardous, recyclable)
Transporting and disposing of waste in line with industry best practices
Assessing contractor waste management performance
Auditing and approving disposal facilities prior to use
Updating waste management programs based on risk assessment results ensuring continuous improvement

As a result of office closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, general office waste at Hunt Headquarters decreased by 51%

In 2020, we reduced drilling and completion activities in North America resulting in a significant decrease of non-hazardous waste production

We maintain a “keep it onsite” approach in regard to spill prevention and management. Through our proprietary spill prevention and management system (SIMS), we proactively plan for and address potential environmental impacts associated with our activities.

Partnering with Industry Experts

Hunt Energy is not currently exploring or operating offshore but over the previous decade we have conducted exploration activities offshore in Australia and Benin. In both cases, we partnered with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), an industry-funded cooperative that maintains global credibility for its proficiencies in oil spill preparedness and response service. By partnering with subject matter experts and complying to their standards of excellence, we ensure Hunt Energy’s offshore activities are managed and prepared to the industry best practices for spill preparedness and response.

Spill Prevention

Comprehensive site selection considering
  • Wildlife habitats
  • Water bodies
  • Protected Areas
  • Populated Regions
Containment Integrity
  • Robust facility design
  • Regular maintenance
  • Routine inspection

Spill Response

Secondary Containment
  • Tank and vessel berm design
  • Stormwater management
  • Inspection and maintenance
Site-specific Plans
  • Equipment
  • Dedicated spill response teams
  • Regular exercises
  • Third-party support

We have decreased both the count and volume of spills due to lessons learned from spill investigations and proactive equipment maintenance programs. We always strive for 100% spill recovery.

Spills Contained On-Site in 2020




Produced water

Access to clean water is a basic human right. We understand the critical importance of water as a resource and therefore handle it with care.

Water availability can vary drastically across our operations around the world. We conduct risk assessments at the development stage of every project to understand how to manage and mitigate any potential impacts on water.

Our operations in Peru are located in areas of intense water scarcity along a coastal desert, so the decision was made in the early planning stages to employ reverse osmosis technology to desalinate ocean water for all water usage on site. This seawater extraction accounts for 24% of our water usage in 2020.

Similarly, areas along the pipeline route through the highlands have limited access to water. Our community needs assessments determined a very high priority on water infrastructure and conservation.

In North America, water usage is primarily associated with drilling and completions activity. Through added technologies and refined completions techniques, Hunt Energy has reduced the amount of water used to produce each barrel of oil.

In 2020 we reduced our North American drilling and completion activities by 84% and 87%, respectively, which led to a 67% reduction in water usage.


Harvesting the Texas Sun

The Hunt Energy corporate headquarters, located in Dallas, Texas, maximizes the use of natural light through an innovative system known as “daylight harvesting”. This technique employs light-level sensors to detect available daylight and then automatically adjusts the output of electric lights throughout the building based on the actual needs. For example, when it is very bright outside, the inside lights will dim, and when it is cloudy outside, the inside lights will brighten. This automation produces 2 distinct benefits:

  • Improves the workplace environment by reducing eyestrain for people working and normalizing brightness inside the building
  • Increases energy efficiencies through automation and decreases electricity billing

Design elements of Hunts headquarters have received the following recognitions

  • 2009 U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), “Silver” certification, commercial interiors, Dallas Headquarters.
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 ENERGY STAR certification, Hunt Headquarters

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Efficient Water Management Leads to Self-Sufficient LNG Plant

The LNG plant in Peru is completely self-sufficient in its water use, meaning it produces all of its own water using a desalination plant and eliminates any impact on freshwater bodies. The water treatment system has reached the required standard and is certified for potable drinking water.

In 2020, approximately 250,000 barrels of wastewater generated at the plant were treated using an activated sludge system for use in irrigation of green areas and dust control on interior roads, eliminating any discharge to the environment. Monitoring is conducted to ensure compliance with environmental standards prior to utilization.

Hunt Headquarters Innovative Water Conservation Approach

The Hunt Energy corporate headquarters in Dallas TX, was designed with trees and plants in the landscape that are a selection of native and adaptive species that provide year-round interest and color while reducing the demand for irrigation. The efficient landscape system is designed to save up to 50 percent of the water compared to a conventional irrigation system. In 2010, the landscaping received a Merit Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.