Encana integrates sustainability in our actions and activities as we develop oil and natural gas resources in the United States and Canada.
We demonstrate our commitment to long-term environmental stewardship and community responsibility through our ongoing, voluntary studies conducted on the 45,000-acre North Parachute Ranch (NPR), located northwest of Parachute, Colorado.
On the NPR we operate more than 650 producing wells with an estimated combined production of more than 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Nearly all of the wells are directionally drilled from multi-well pads to reduce the environmental impact and minimize rig moves.
We were recognized by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as the outstanding operator in the state of Colorado for drilling and completions during 2010, due in large part to a single well pad on NPR that has 51 active wells drilled.
We maintain a variety of third-party studies for environmental data collection and monitoring. We believe in taking a proactive approach to environmental responsibility, looking for ways to minimize the footprint of our operations and reclaiming the natural vegetation and habitat in our operational areas.
For more information on Encana’s environmental performance in the Piceance:
Since 2003, we have used an extensive water treatment and distribution system to support drilling and well completion operations in Colorado's Piceance Basin.
Learn more about Encana’s corporate-wide approach to water use and hydraulic fracturing.
Sustainability at Encana integrates our approach to corporate responsibility, and includes our commitment to meaningful engagement with stakeholders regarding our operations.