Funded by RPSEA (through EFD program), US Department of Interior, Industry, Environmental Organizations

The development of the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Scorecard has been ongoing since 2008. The first 3 ½ years focused on reaching a consensus for the various attributes/subattributes through a series of workshops, meetings and paper exercises. In 2012, the Scorecard underwent various tests. This testing consisted of reviewing systems and technologies as well as applying the Scorecard to past and ongoing operations. The objective was to develop a methodology that documents the environmental and societal issues associated with energy development, taking into consideration variances in geographic regions. The Scorecard will allow operators to objectively assess and continually improve their environmental performance and that of their service providers and it may enable companies to provide transparent documentation of performance.

During 2012 the Scorecard was tested at actual drilling operations as well as drill-a-well-on-paper exercises. The testing gathered findings to enhance the Scorecard process. An operator-only meeting was held in 2013 to review the status of the Scorecard.  The Scorecard was updated in 2013 based on input received from sponsoring operators. Further testing of the Scorecard will be performed in order to determine unique characteristics that need to be included for different ecosystems.



For more information contact:

     Rich Haut, rhaut@HARCResearch.org, 281-364-6093

     Andra Wilcox, awilcox@HARCResearch.org, 281-364-4052