Regulatory Compliance

We work diligently to conduct our operations in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and apply best practices that meet or exceed regulatory requirements. We take  proactive steps to identify, report and resolve potential incidents of non-compliance in cooperation with regulatory agencies. In 2015, Newfield did not have any violations to disclose in our annual financial Form 10-K. 



We strive to ensure land is recovered and restored after drilling and completing a well. Our documented management approach, including procedures, for restoring or remediating disturbed lands to pre-development condition, is key to identifying and mitigating potential environmental impacts.


We continue to utilize multi-well pads to minimize our footprint and surface damages. The practice of placing several wells on one pad reduces our impact on land; minimizes the number of rig moves between pads; reduces truck traffic and the need for additional roads; decreases our operating costs; and reduces our impact on wildlife and the communities in which we operate. In 2015, 88 of our wells were drilled from existing or multi-well pads, representing 56 percent of our wells drilled during the year.