EnviroGulf Consulting (EGC) offers clients in the oil and gas industry an environmental consulting service based on the Principal's local and international experience in this field:
- Environmental Auditing - Waste Management Audits and Waste Audits of offshore oil and gas production platforms and assessment of adherence to local and international environmental compliance standards.
- Assessment and evaluation of the aquatic environmental effects of onshore oil and gas developments and operations.
- Assessment and evaluation of the marine environmental effects of offshore developments and operations.
- Assessment and evaluation of the marine environmental effects of seismic surveys on marine birds and mammals (whales, dolphins etc), invertebrates and fish.
- Assessment and evaluation of environmental upgrade options for offshore oil and gas production facilities, including risk analysis and priorities for implementation sequence.
- Environmental assessment of platform and pipeline decommissioning.
- Environmental input to oil spill contingency planning.
- Marine impacts arising from platform operations, e.g., hydrocarbon contamination of sediments and biota.
- Environmental impact assessment of contaminated sites of former gasification plants on receiving water ecosystems.
- Environmental impact assessment of active electromagnetic sounding on marine life.
- Environmental monitoring: design, implementation and execution of programs.
- Environmental review.
- Assessments of Oily Wastes and Wastewaters:
- Deck Drainage and Slops Systems
- Produced Water
- Bilge and Ballast Water
- Storage Displacement Water
- Well-treatment Fluids
- Produced Sands
- Flareline Fluids
- Operational Oil Spillages
- Environmental Hazard and Risk Analysis:
- Hazard identification
- Hazard Scenarios
- Risk Identification (hazard, risk and environmental consequences)
- Risk Treatment (assessment, safeguards and mitigation)
- Risk Analysis (likelihood and impact)
- Risk Evaluation (risk ranking)
- Risk Reduction Measures
- Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment
- Environmental Performance Objectives and Standards:
- Environmental objectives, standards and criteria
- Environmental roles and responsibilities
- Implementation Strategy:
- Systems, practices and procedures
- Specific roles and responsibilities
- Evidence of Action
- Monitoring, Audit and Reporting:
- Reporting on Routine Operations
- Internal Reporting
- External Reporting
- Reporting on Non-routine Incidents
- Continual Improvement
EGC provides consulting service to the oil industry (development projects, field operations, refineries, and petrochemical complexes) in the following areas.
Environmental assessment and evaluation of the following:
- Discharge of treated or untreated surface drainage and produced waters.
- Drilling mud disposal.
- Construction-derived sediments in surface runoff or receiving marine environment.
- Environmental analyses and ranking of siting options.
- Receiving water impact of treated oil and gas discharges and ecotoxicological evaluation.
Environmental impact assessment and evaluation of the following:
- Discharge of treated or untreated deck drainage and produced waters.
- Submerged pipelines.
- Offshore oil and gas drilling rigs or ships, including environmental impact assessments of drilling muds and other drilling wastes, noise, hydrogen sulphide, treate sewage effluent, contaminated deck drainage, nighttime lighting and anchor damage.
- Oil and gas production platforms, gas and oil separation plant (GOSP) complex individual platforms and tie-in platforms.
- 2-D and 3-D Seismic survey impact assessments.
- Marine oily water discharges.
- Decommissioning pipelines and platforms.
- Oil and gas port site developments.
- Marine controlled-source electromagnetic sounding.
Oil and Chemical Spills
Large oil or chemical spills as well as chronic exposure to frequent small spills and oily wastewater disposal may have an adverse impact on receiving water ecosystems. EGC conducts oil and chemical pollution studies and contingency planning on behalf of clients which comprise environmental assessments of specific situations or in a range of oil or chemical spill scenarios:
- Assessment and evaluation of marine environmental effects of oil/chemical spills predicted from spill trajectory analyses.
- Environmental effects of oil/chemical spills to inland receiving waters.
- Environmental effects of oil/chemical spill cleanup measures.
- Environmental input to oil and chemcial spill contingency planning:
- ecological resource baseline.
- prioritisation and ranking of vulnerable or sensitive resources.
- coastal pelagic and demersal fisheries.
- benthic fauna and flora.
- coastal mangrove resources.
- Field environmental surveys and mapping of resource values potentially at risk.
EGC provides consulting services to the gas industry (development projects, field operations, gasification plants, and contaminated sites) in the following areas.
- Environmental impact assessment and evaluation of:
- Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Plants - construction and operations.
- Gas Conditioning Plants - construction and operations.
- Shore-crossings and offshore gas pipline construction and installation.
- Disposal and fate of pipeline-testing hydrotest waters and treatment chemicals.
- Hydrocarbon contaminated wastewater discharges to receiving water ecosystems.
- Marine discharges from Gas Compression Platforms/Gas Gathering Platforms (GCP/GGP).
- Onshore LNG plant and gas pipeline construction and operational impacts on receiving waters.
- Surface water contamination from sites of former gasification plants.
Relevant experience of the Principal of EGC follows:
- West Qurna-2 Oilfield Development Project (2011 - 2012) - Treated Water Injection to the Dammam Formation: Preliminary Environmental Risk Asessment. Environmental effects of injecting treated produced waters and other aqueous wastewaters to the Dammam limestone formation in southeastern Iraq (to Coffey Environments for Technip Italy S.p.A).
- Badra Oilfield Development (2011) - Identification of natural and anthropogenic sources of radioactive materials (NORM, TENORM and depleted uranium) and baseline assessment of prevailing contaminant radiation levels in the Badra Oilfield Contract Area in Wassit Governorate, Iraq (to Coffey Environments for Gazprom Neft Badra B.V.).
- West Qurna 2 Oilfield Development Project (2010 - 2011) - Baseline assessments of soil , surface water and groundwater contamination from radionuclides (depleted uranium), hydrocarbons, metals, chemical warfare agents (sulphur mustard and tabun), exploded and unexploded ordnance, drill cuttings and drilling fluids, and salinisation in south-eastern Iraq (to Coffey Environments for LukOil).
- PNG LNG Project (2008 - 2009) - Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project - assessment of environmental impacts on the hydrology, water quality and aquatic ecology of freshwater, estuarine and marine waters arising from upstream developments (gas production and conditioning, and onshore export gas pipeline) and downstream developments (LNG Plant and associated infrastructure)(to Coffey Natural Systems for Esso Highlands Ltd).
- PNG Queensland Gas Pipeline Project (2006) - Critical review and edits of the Marine Survey Report on the Pipeline Route Alignment Options through the Warrior Reefs System in Torres Strait, Australia (to Enesar Consulting Pty Ltd for AGL Petronas Consortium).
- PNG Gas Project (2005 - 2006) - Construction and Operations Phases: Water Quality and Sedimentation Management Study. Environmental impact assessment of pipeline and road construction on rivers, streams and lake water quality, aquatic biological communities and aquatic resource uses of the Kikori and Omati river systems. Assistance in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the onshore section of PNG Gas Project, Papua New Guinea (in association with Enesar Consulting to Esso Highlands Limited / ExxonMobil).
- Environmental Plan for 2-D Seismic Surveys, Bonaparte Basin (2005) - Environmental impact assessment, environmental risk assessment and the setting of environmental performance objectives, standards and criteria and implementation strategies for 2-D seismic surveys proposed in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Western Australia. Work included the preparation of an EPBC Referral and an Environmental Plan for two exploration permit sites (in association with Enesar Consulting to Eni Australia Limited).
- Offshore Oil Production Facilities Environmental Upgrade (2003-2004) - Assessment of current oily waste and wastewater discharges from offshore oil and gas production, Gas and Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) and tie-in platforms and determination of compliance with local and international effluent and receiving water quality standards. Assessment also provided conceptual process engineering design solutions for platform upgrades in Saudi Aramco's Northern Area Oil Operations (NAOO) (in association with ABB Lummus Global B.V. to Saudi Consulting and Design Office (SCADO) for Saudi Aramco, Oil Facilities Planning Division).
- Offshore Seismic Program (2003) - Technical review, edit and contributions to Seafood Industry Victoria report on "Potential Effects of Seismic Noise on Southern Rock Lobster Larvae" from underwater noise generated by proposed offshore seismic surveys along the southwest coast of Victoria, Australia (to Santos Limited).
- Otway Drilling Project (2003) - Assessment of the effects of underwater noise from proposed offshore drilling and associated supply vessels and helicopters on cetaceans along the Bonney Coast upwelling off Victoria, Australia (to Santos Limited).
- Environmental Impact of Marine Electromagnetic Sounding (2003) - Assessment of the effects of underwater noise and ac electromagnetic fields on marine life (plants, invertebrates, fish, marine mammals, birds and sea turtles) from active electromagnetic (EM) sounding surveys (to Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping Limited, Southampton, UK.).
- Review of Ultrafiltration Technology for Marine Oily Water Separation (1998) - Research and development of marine oily-water separator based on ceramic membrane ultrafiltration technology (to Dr. Baer Verfahrenstechnik GmbH).
- Environmental Applications (1994) - Reviews and report on potential environmental applications of patented technologies - electroflotation process for oily-water separation within the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry (for P&J Process Engineering Pty. Ltd.).
- Kutubu Petroleum Development Project (1991) - Preparation of an environmental management and monitoring program for the Kutubu Petroleum Development Project, PNG. Project included preliminary planning and prediction of environmental effects on mangroves from potential oil spills from a marine terminal facility (with NSR for Chevron Niugini Pty. Ltd.).
- East Perth Gasworks Site Rehabilitation (1990) - Planning and implementation of surveys for estuarine waters, bed sediments and associated fauna for environmental impact and risk assessment of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater and surface runoff from a former gasworks site contaminating the Swan River, Western Australia (with NSR for Camp. Scott & Furphy Pty. Ltd.).
- Southern Forests Project (1986) - Assessment of ships' ballast and plant effluent disposal and associated discharge permits from an integrated flitch recovery sawmill and woodchip export facility near Geeveston, Tasmania (with NSR for Huon Forest Products Joint Venture).
- Port Moresby Industrial Port Study (1986) - Assessment of the marine biological effects of constructing and operating a proposed copper concentrate transhipment terminal within Port Moresby's Halifax Harbour. Included assessment of minor operational hydrocarbon spills and accidental oil spills (with NSR for PNG Harbours Board).
- Decommissioning Bass Strait Platforms (1986) - Environmental impact assessment of decommissioning oil production platforms in Bass Strait (with NSR for Esso).
- Cumulative eight month's hands-on undergraduate experience at British Petroleum Refinery Ltd. and British Petroleum (UK) Chemicals Ltd., Grangemouth, Scotland.