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2017-2018 Corporate Responsibility

Government Affairs

Public policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels can impact our business, the communities where we work and the industry on a national scale. We work with government officials to ensure that legislative and regulatory proposals affecting our stakeholders provide realistic solutions for the certainty and sustainability of our long-term operations. We actively work with lawmakers in every state where we operate and in Washington, D.C.

Over the past year, Newfield has been at the forefront of a number of new industry initiatives. We have led the industry in developing hydraulic fracturing protocols to ensure long-term operational sustainability. We have been instrumental in helping to create effective rules to improve air quality while still promoting economic growth. We also designed, constructed and launched a state-of-the-art water recycling facility to reduce both surface water needs and truck traffic, and we set a new high standard for Environmental Impact Statement success. Throughout 2017 and into 2018, we have continued to host lawmakers and regulatory personnel at drilling, completion and recycling sites to educate them about our operations and the extensive federal and state regulations governing our business. In reflection of our close work with the Ute Tribe, we participated in a congressional roundtable in Washington, D.C. designed to increase communication with the nation’s first peoples and boost tribal economies through responsible energy production.



Newfield personnel hosted Oklahoma lawmakers at its award-winning water recycling facility in the heart of the STACK. (Front row from left) Oklahoma Representatives Mike Sanders, Avery Frix, Kyle Hilbert and Scott Fetgatter. (Back row from left) Newfield personnel Brook Simmons, Pat McCelvey, Orson Barney, John Ford, Steve Boudreau, Reed Durfey, Blake Fetzgo and Ben Lloyd.



Newfield Drilling Manager Mark Beach (center) explains the state-of-the-art well drilling and monitoring techniques used by Newfield to (from left) Oklahoma Representatives Avery Frix, Kyle Hilbert and Scott Fetgatter.



Operations Engineering Advisor Lloyd Hetrick, shown here testifying before Congress on public lands issues, leads completions and seismicity mitigation work groups for API’s Environmental Subcommittee and is recognized as a valued contributor and advisor to industry discussions on sustainable energy development. Newfield continues to actively engage with state and national trade organizations on energy and environment issues and is a voluntary participant in API’s emissions reduction program.


Memberships and Associations

Our active memberships with state and federal trade organizations include:

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