Drill Baby, Drill
In this report and annex we present 184 oil and gas wells that were drilled and completed in 2021, as well as more than 800 additional oil and gas wells to be drilled between now and the end of 2022.
We hold little expectation that international institutions, national or regional governments will curtail, block or cancel these wells. They have, in fact enabled them, and have always stood by them. They have chosen climate collapse.
Each one of these wells represents not only Ecocide, but a suicidal project for Humanity. We will not wait for oil & gas companies to stop choosing profit over life. They never stopped, and they never will, unless we make them.
We therefore call on the climate justice movement, as well as all social movements and civil society, to spread this information far and wide, to act on it, to campaign on it, and to block and stop any and all of these projects.
The moment has come for us to take our future into our own hands.
- In 2021 so far, China completed at the very least the drilling of 36 oil & gas wells, followed by Turkey, Russia, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico and Pakistan, Australia and Egypt, Guyana, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, UK, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire and Uzbekhstan.
- For the remainder of 2021 and 2022, Russia and Australia want to drill at least 80 wells each. The top drilling countries – Australia, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, USA, Norway, UK, Brazil and Myanmar - plan over 500 wells until the end of 2022.
- The top companies involved in drilling new wells until the end of 2022 are ENI, Petronas, Shell, Equinor, Total, Pemex, PTTEP, BP, Pertamina, Chevron, Neptune and Exxon Mobil.
- By region, until the end of 2022, there are 194 wells planned for Asia, 166 planned for Latin America, 142 for Europe, 96 for Australasia, 66 for North America, 80 for Russia, 57 for Africa and 11 for the Middle East.
- There are 468 wells to be drilled offshore, 249 of which will be deep offshore (>200m of water depth) and 95 will be ultra-deep offshore (> 1500m of water depth).