Resource use

Energy consumption

 

Total direct and indirect energy consumption

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total energy (direct and indirect) consumption 25,404 362,630 857,795 361,962 333,446
Direct energy consumption 22,810 358,690 854,153 358,864 330,382
Indirect energy consumption 2,593 3,940 3,642 3,099 3,064

Note: The 'Total energy (direct and indirect) consumption' and 'Indirect energy consumption' figures for 2015 have been corrected to include district heating and district cooling data.

Note: Direct energy consumption figures are being restated for all years because in 2016 we carried out a review of our Scope 1 GHG emissions calculations and this resulted in us updating our default energy conversions which are used to calculate GJ of fuel from tonnes of fuel consumed. The figures have all increased; the total figures by a maximum of 14%.

 

Direct energy consumption by primary source

 

Aviation gas

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0 5,554 10,949 1,868 3,755
Greenland 0 0 0 0 0
Morocco 0 5,553 6,642 0 0
Senegal NA 0 4,307 1,868 3,755

 

Diesel

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 185 1 803 822 1,516
Greenland 145 0 0 0 0
Ireland NA NA 50 0 0
Morocco 0 0 41 0 0
Nepal 39 1 NA NA NA
Senegal NA 0 712 822 1,516

 

Fuel oil (marine diesel)

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 22,481 352,609 841,848 356,145 325,039
Greenland 8,461 82,398 0 0 0
Ireland NA NA 67,752 0 0
Malta NA NA 7,171 0 0
Morocco 13,968 264,708 179,195 0 0
Nepal 52 0 NA NA NA
Senegal NA 5,504 587,730 356,145 325,039

 

Gasoline (petrol)

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 71 475 498 28 72
Greenland 71 65 33 0 0
Morocco 0 409 346 0 0
Senegal NA 0 119 28 72

 

Heating oil

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0 1 3 0 0
Norway 0 1 3 0 0

 

Natural gas

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 74 52 52 0 0
Spain 74 52 52 NA NA

 

Indirect energy (purchased electricity1) consumption

(GJ)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 2,593 3,940 3,642 2,978 2,851
Greenland 144 205 130 0 0
Morocco 0 23 24 14 3
Nepal 13 6 NA NA NA
Norway 346 409 360 272 158
Senegal NA 10 115 142 167
Spain 245 211 165 NA NA
United Kingdom 1,846 3,075 2,847 2,550 2,523

 

Indirect energy (district heating) consumption

 

Indirect energy (district cooling) consumption

 

Note: Data has been provided for individual countries where there has been relevant energy consumption.

  1. Most of our electricity consumption happens in our head office in Edinburgh (81% of our total electricity in 2016), followed by London (8%), Dakar (6%), Stavanger (5%) and Rabat (<1%). Electricity consumption for the Edinburgh, London, Dakar and Rabat offices is taken from meter readings. The figure for the London office covers October 2015 to October 2016 because fourth quarter figures are not available in time for this report. Electricity consumption for the Stavanger office is calculated as a proportion of the overall building consumption.

 

Water consumption

 

Total water withdrawal

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 2,981 11,859 35,777 8,816 10,796
Fresh water 1,772 4,692 5,832 2,514 2,285
Sea water 1,209 7,167 29,945 6,302 8,511

Note: Water consumption data is collected under the categories of fresh water, brackish water and sea water. There has been no brackish water consumption since before 2011. Some fresh water used by Cairn’s activities is produced by reverse osmosis from sea water. This data is included under sea water as this is the source of the water.

 

Total water withdrawal by source

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fresh water
Municipal water supplies or other water utilities 1,711 4,670 5,686 2,452 2,157
Groundwater sources 26 13 0 0 0
Another organisation's waste water 0 0 0 0 0
Unspecified sources 36 9 146 62 128
Sea water
Surface water sources 1,209 7,167 29,945 6,302 8,511

 

Fresh water withdrawal sources

 

Municipal water supplies or other water utilities

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenland 138 1,645 5 0 0
Ireland NA NA 77 0 0
Morocco 0 1,477 1,439 59 46
Nepal 17 9 NA NA NA
Norway 145 143 150 291 273
Senegal NA 103 2,948 1,195 996
Spain 96 71 72 NA NA
United Kingdom 1,315 1,222 995 907 842

 

Groundwater

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nepal 26 13 NA NA NA

 

Unspecified

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenland 4 0 0 0 0
Malta NA NA 131 0 0
Morocco 0 2 3 0 0
Senegal NA 7 12 62 128
United Kingdom 32 0 0 0 0

 

Sea water withdrawal sources

 

Surface water

(m3)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenland 1,060 0 0 0 0
Ireland NA NA 391 0 0
Malta NA NA 2 0 0
Morocco 149 6,710 8,337 0 0
Senegal 0 457 21,215 6,302 8,511

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