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Environment Performance Metrics1
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma (Devon + WPX) for U.S. operated assets.
2019 2020 2021
Direct GHG Emissions (Scope 1) (million tonnes CO2e)2 4.65 3.91 3.08v
   By Constituent
      Carbon Dioxide (million tonnes CO2e) 3.66 3.39 2.64
      Methane (million tonnes CO2e) 0.99 0.52 0.45
      Nitrous Oxide (million tonnes CO2e) 0.003 0.002 0.002
   By Source
      Flaring/Venting (million tonnes CO2e) 2.61 1.92 1.46
      Combustion (million tonnes CO2e) 1.84 1.95 1.60
      Other (million tonnes CO2e) 0.19 0.04 0.03
Indirect GHG Emissions from Electricity Use (Scope 2 location-based) (million tonnes CO2e)3 0.27 0.32 0.34v
Direct and Indirect GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2 location-based) (million tonnes CO2e)2,3 4.91 4.23 3.42
Direct GHG Emissions Intensity (Scope 1) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 17.22 14.10 11.11
Direct and Indirect GHG Emissions Intensity (Scope 1 and Scope 2 location-based) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 18.20 15.27 12.33
Indirect GHG Emissions from Use of Sold Products (Scope 3) (million tonnes CO2e)4,5 48 49 73
We report indirect emissions from the use of sold products on an equity basis from sources not owned or controlled by Devon; however, it is important to note that Scope 3 emissions estimates are subject to uncertainty, inconsistency and duplication as further described in the Air Emissions section of this report. In 2021, Devon’s estimated Scope 3 emissions increased, due to an increase in net equity production reported in Devon's 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K. 2019 and 2020 estimated Scope 3 emissions are legacy Devon only, while 2021 reflects pro-forma Devon + WPX.
Methane Emissions Intensity (Scope 1) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 3.65 1.94 1.62
Methane Emissions Intensity - Production Segment (Scope 1) (% of natural gas produced)6 0.31% 0.19% 0.18%
Flaring Intensity (% of natural gas produced)7 2.21% 1.48% 0.94%
Energy Used - Fuel and Electricity Use (trillion BTU)3 32.87 31.36 27.18
Water Usage (million Bbl)8 141 98 116
   Recycled (million Bbl) 34 37 61
   Sourced (million Bbl) 107 61 55
Water Usage Intensity (Bbl/Boe produced)8 0.5 0.3 0.4
Water Usage Intensity (million Bbl/well completion)8 0.3 0.3 0.4
Water Recycle Rate (recycled water Bbl/water usage Bbl)8 24% 38% 53%
Devon's total water use for completions activities varies with activity levels, targeted formations and lateral lengths, and includes fresh, non-fresh and recycled water volumes. We seek alternatives to fresh water supplies, where possible.
Reportable Spill Events Released to the Environment (events)9 336 246 280
Reportable Spill Volumes Released to the Environment (barrels)9 4,505 4,042 5,705
1 The environment metrics have been calculated using the best available data at the time of publication. Historical metrics are subject to change as we continuously seek to improve our data management practices, data sources, and calculation methodologies in order to provide the highest level of transparency, consistency and accuracy. We report environment metrics on an operated basis, unless otherwise noted.
2 We include all reportable emissions under EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) for Devon operated facilities, as well as non-reportable emissions from our production assets and, beginning in reporting year 2019, gathering and boosting assets. We calculate emission intensities using gross production as reported under the EPA GHGRP for all reporting segments.
3 We calculate our Indirect GHG Emissions from Electricity Use (Scope 2) on a location-based methodology using EPA fuel and electricity emissions factors.
4 We report indirect emissions from the use of sold products (Scope 3) on an equity basis from sources not owned or controlled by Devon. To estimate our Scope 3 emissions, we rely upon IPIECA’s 2016 guidance document Estimating Petroleum Industry Value Chain (Scope 3) Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Per the IPIECA guidance, we report category 11 “Use of Sold Products” by calculating combustion emissions for our oil, natural gas and marketed natural gas liquids products using emission factors obtained from the EPA and net equity production reported in Devon’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
5 Performance is limited to legacy Devon performance only in 2019 and 2020 and pro-forma Devon + WPX in 2021, using net equity production reported in Devon's 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K for all three years.
6 Our methane emissions intensity rate calculation includes all natural gas produced at Devon operated facilities and all methane emissions from Devon operated facilities associated with the production of oil and natural gas.
Click here to see Devon's calculation methodology for methane emissions intensity
7 Our flaring intensity rate calculation includes high-pressure flared volumes associated with the production of oil and natural gas.
8 Our water usage includes all water sources used in completions activities at facilities operated by Devon in 2021.
9 Reportable spill events and volumes exclude a well-control event that occurred in 2019.
V ERM CVS provided limited assurance in relation to Devon’s Total Scope 1 GHG emissions and Total Scope 2 GHG emissions (location-based method) for the reporting period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. For more information see:
Basis of Reporting GHG Emissions
Independent Assurance Statement
Safety Performance Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma (Devon + WPX) for U.S. operated assets.
2019 2020 2021
Fatalities (Employee and contractor workforce) 1 2 0
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) (Employee + Contractor) 0.49 0.43 0.49
   TRIR - Employee 0.53 0.36 0.58
   TRIR - Contractor 0.49 0.44 0.48
Serious Incident and Fatality (SIF) Recordable Rate (Employee + Contractor) 0.10 0.11 0.07
Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) Incident Rate (Employee + Contractor) 0.24 0.20 0.32
   DART Incident Rate - Employee 0.28 0.24 0.34
   DART Incident Rate - Contractor 0.23 0.19 0.32
Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) (Employee + Contractor) 0.15 0.12 0.18
   LTIR - Employee 0.28 0.16 0.29
   LTIR - Contractor 0.13 0.11 0.17
Preventable Vehicle Incident Rate (per million miles) 1.50 1.19 2.37
Employee Hours (million) 5.7 5.0 4.2
Contractor Hours (million) 35.7 24.8 22.9
Governance Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2019 2020 2021
Independent Board Members 91%1 82%1 73%
As of January 2023, ten of our 12 board members (83%) qualify as independent under NYSE standards and SEC regulations.
Women Board Members 27%1 27%1 27%
As of January 2023, four women (33%) serve on our board of directors, including the chair of Devon’s Audit Committee.
Contributions - Trades and Political (thousands) $2,144² $2,234² $2,385
In 2019, we began disclosing non-deductible trade association dues.
Lobbying - Federal and State (thousands) $1,178² $743² $433
Devon's lobbying and political activity is disclosed via public agencies, as well as through the company's Political Activity and Lobbying Report available on our website.
1 Reflects legacy Devon board composion following the annual election of directors each June.
2 Legacy Devon only.
Social Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2019 2020 2021
Social Investments (millions) $7.8 $5.3 $13.7
Workforce Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2019 2020 2021
Headcount (total company) 2,352 2,022 1,645 2
Minorities as a Percentage of Workforce1 19% 21% 22%
Women as a Percentage of Workforce1 28% 27% 24%
Women in the organization declined by 3% in 2021 primarily related to the WPX merger and location of Devon's corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City. For WPX employees in Tulsa, a lesser percentage of females were willing to relocate than males.
Minorities as a Percentage of Leadership 11% 13% 15%
Women as a Percentage of Leadership 20% 20% 15%
Women in leadership declined by 5% primarily related to the WPX merger and location of Devon's corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City. For WPX employees in Tulsa, a lesser percentage of females were willing to relocate than males.
Years of Service
   Less than 5 years (percent of headcount) 35% 33% 36%
   5-9 years 37% 41% 38%
   10-14 years 17% 14% 15%
   15-19 years 6% 7% 8%
   20-24 years 3% 3% 2%
   25+ years 2% 2% 1%
Median Age 40 40 40
Attrition Rate 7% 3% 5%
1 As defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
2 Marginal difference compared to total headcount in EEO-1 due to timing for the calculations.