Marathon Oil protects sensitive ecosystems, manages natural resources and minimizes impact to the environment to be good stewards of the land and promote biodiversity.
We engage with governing agencies and landowners at the early stage of project planning, and adjust development plans as needed to minimize impacts to:
Threatened or endangered species or their critical habitat
Watershed, wetlands and stream segments
Environmentally sensitive areas
Areas of cultural and/or historical significance
We build and maintain our facilities to prevent birds and other wildlife from accessing equipment stacks, vents or fluid impoundments. We screen each site for endangered species and United States Army Corps of Engineers jurisdictional wetlands and streams before construction and take mitigating actions as needed. To protect neighboring streams and wetlands, our facility designs and construction include erosion and sedimentation control systems, and use spill prevention measures. We inspect and maintain our sites, check disturbed areas routinely after significant storm events, and promptly repair the control systems.
In our Permian Basin asset, we signed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) to manage and preserve habitat in our development areas for three key species: the lesser prairie chicken, the dune sagebrush lizard and the Texas hornshell mussel. These voluntary agreements will help us address the conservation needs of these species by taking specific actions to remove or reduce impacts.
Marathon Oil develops reclamation plans and timelines to meet the expectations of the landowner and governing agency, and incorporates wildlife and habitat specific goals.
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Marathon Oil uses well-established business processes to evaluate climate change risk in our investment decisions, and engages with external stakeholders to understand their perspectives.
Marathon Oil and our workforce were deeply affected by the record-shattering storm. But we cared for each other, our neighbors and communities, while continuing critical business functions and safeguarding our South Texas Eagle Ford asset.
Digital Oilfield Capabilities
We’re expanding digital oilfield capabilities throughout our U.S. unconventional resource plays. They’re allowing us to automate field operations, transmit and manage large amounts of data, perform site and equipment surveillance remotely, and analyze and optimize operations.
Since 2002, Marathon Oil has been the operator of a world-class integrated gas business in Equatorial Guinea. We’re striving to bring progress, opportunities and national capacity to the community and host nation, while building long-term shareholder value.