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.
The EFD Scorecard certification system is a voluntary, consensus-based, rating system based on existing, proven technologies. The process evaluates environmental and societal issues associated with energy development. It is based on accepted principles and seeks a balance between energy development and all living systems.
The EFD Scorecard is organized into six attributes: Air, Site, Waste Management, Biodiversity/Habitat, Water and Societal. It is a performance-oriented system where points are earned for satisfying criteria. Different levels of certification are awarded based on the total points earned. The system is comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation.
The EFD Scorecard will vary with various ecosystems (semi-arid, wetlands and woodlands). Practices and methodologies differ in importance from one ecosystem to another and the Scorecard takes this into consideration.
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For more information contact:
Rich Haut, rhaut@HARCResearch.org, 281-364-6093
Andra Wilcox, awilcox@HARCResearch.org, 281-364-4052
For technical issues contact:
Jeff Williams, jwilliams@HARCResearch.org, 281-364-6088
Likun Chen, lchen@HARCResearch.org 281-364-4070