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9/26/2018 - Posted in  Engineering

Environmental Management in Oil and Gas Industry

Our expert's opinion

"Environmental management is an important issue for all sectors of activity, especially the Oil & Gas industry is concerned by these topics.
In the North Sea, platforms are currently facing an ecological dilemma. Which solutions will they address and what are the pros and cons to focusing on the environmental sensitivities of their activities?"

- Benjamin Ducène, Associate Consultant

Insight Report: Decommission impossible?

 

UK environmental consultants are winning more work associated with the legacy of North Sea oil & gas infrastructure. As offshore decom activity ramps up, and with huge budgets at stake, we look at how environmental management approaches are evolving

With the price of oil steadily increasing, but recoverable North Sea resources dwindling, oil & gas operators now face some difficult decisions. Continue to drive what efficiencies they can from their aging infrastructure or start decommissioning assets that in some cases - were never designed to be removed - and all in the context of some highly complex environmental management challenges.

With the shadow of Brent Spar looming over this industry, stakeholders are well aware of their obligation to manage the environmental sensitivities of their activities. But some are starting to question if the complete removal of assets is the best environmental option, not to mention the safest. In this special Insight Report Environment Analyst looks at the pros and cons of conventional vs alternative approaches with our expert panel of specialists - who have collectively been involved in many of the biggest North Sea decom projects to date.

We also assess the export potential for environmental skills and support services honed in North Sea decom to other regions of the world where oil & gas operators are facing similar challenges.

 

Source: Environment Analyst

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