Looking after our land

We are committed to reducing our impact on Rumaila’s land and environment in which we operate. In the past, this has not always been possible, so there are plenty of challenges ahead as we aim to reverse historical environmental damage to the land.

UXO clearance
The removal of 41,000 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) has enabled almost 200km² of land released and ready for use – an area more than two-thirds the size of the surface area of greater Basra City.

Cleaning the land
To date, three and a half million square metres of land have been remediated and made ready to be brought back into use. Following a comprehensive environmental baseline survey of all Rumaila production sites, 80 oil and produced-water pits and sites were identified as having hydrocarbon contamination. We are now removing these old contaminated pits and creating new properly lined engineered pits to capture the oil without contaminating the land; between 2013 and 2020, over four million barrels of oil have been recovered for export from oil pits from sites across Rumaila.

3.5 million m² of land remediated and made ready to be brought back into use.

To date, three million square metres of land has been remediated and ready to be brought back into use. Following a comprehensive environmental baseline survey of all Rumaila production sites, 80 oil and produced-water pits and sites were identified as having hydrocarbon contamination. We are now removing these old contaminated pits and creating new properly lined engineered pits to capture the oil without contaminating the land; between 2013 and 2018, over four million barrels of oil have been recovered for export from oil pits from sites across Rumaila.

Waste Management
Construction of the new Rumaila Waste Centre (RWC) in 2016 has enabled ROO to responsibly treat and recycle its waste. This is helping to reduce the demands on local landfill sites by separating what waste can be recycled, incinerate what is not required and improve the way any hazardous waste such as industrial chemicals are safely package and stored.

In 2019, 3,675 tonnes of waste were safely incinerated and 631 bales of plastic bottles, 44 bales of aluminium cans and 36 bales of tin cans and 135 cubic metres of glass were separated for future recycling.


 

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