7 March 2018
BMT has supported Oil & Gas UK with the new Financial Responsibility Guidelines released last week. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.
Louise O’Hara Murray, Environment Manager at Oil & Gas UK comments: “These guidelines are part of the industry’s preparedness and response plan in the event of an oil release. They outline the level of financial liability required and how this should be declared or demonstrated to the UK’s Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning.”
BMT undertook a suite of oil spill modelling scenarios and associated assessment analyses to assist in the development of a common tool for licenses of oil and gas assets and determine where financial responsibilities lie in the event of an oil release. Utilising the SINTEF Oil Spill Contingency and Response (OSCAR) model, BMT determined the potential cost implications of the accidental releases focusing on key areas including: fisheries; aquaculture; tourism; clean-up and waste (disposal).
Claire Hinton, Principal Consultant at BMT comments: “Having previously worked with the Offshore Pollution Liability Association (OPOL), we have played an integral role in helping to shape and refine these types of assessment studies for over 20 years. We now have a strong methodology in place that has been used within this study for Oil & Gas UK, as well as other countries operating in the North Sea and can be easily applied to other parts of the world where oil and gas is an active market.”
1 February 2021
BMT has been awarded a project by the European Space Agency (ESA) to assess the feasibility of using space-based data to support the decommissioning of energy assets.
6 January 2021
We are pleased to announce that Maritime UK has confirmed the appointment of Sarah Kenny OBE as its new Chair, effective this month.
17 December 2020
The project will commercialize the integration of ocean energy solutions to help reduce the dependence of diesel power generation in rural communities and increase the opportunity for use of renewable sources of energy.
14 December 2020
BMT has been awarded a project by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund to address current pressing issues facing aquaculture in Scotland.