We are committed to developing and utilizing new technologies to continuously improve environmental performance throughout our operations. Extended reach technology reduces our environmental footprint and, in offshore applications, limits our presence in the marine environment, reducing underwater noise and other activities. In onshore applications where a well is drilled from a land-based location to reach oil and gas deep under the ocean, interaction with marine life and the marine environment can be entirely eliminated.
ExxonMobil’s proprietary Fast Drill technology is often used together with extended-reach technology and further minimizes our environmental impact. The Fast Drill Process ensures wells are drilled as efficiently and quickly as possible. ExxonMobil’s drilling rate has improved more than 80 percent since the Fast Drill Process was introduced, resulting in an annual energy savings equivalent to removing 1,200 cars from the road. The reduction in fuel consumed also means a proportionate decrease in emissions.