BMT's multi-disciplinary team continues to provide environmental support for the Rochelle field development on behalf of Endeavour Energy UK Ltd.
This has included a number of environmental licences, permits and authorisations.
To date, two Environmental Statements (ES), an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), (plus supporting justification document), and PON15 permit for drilling, have been approved or are submitted pending approval to the regulatory authority (DECC).
The Rochelle field is a gas condensate reservoir that lies 115km from the UK coastline in the Central North Sea, at a depth of 14m.
Initially an ES was prepared for two wells (production and contingency wells) in the proposed Rochelle field development area. The production well was to be tied back to the Scott platform via a 30km of pipeline; then the gas exported via SAGE (Scottish Area Gas Evacuation system) to St Fergus.
BMT has experience of providing environmental advice, support and technical solutions and services for the oil and gas industry both in the UK and internationally.
We can help to ensure adherence to environmental regulations and corporate standards.
Our experienced team assesses environmental impacts, prepares environmental statements, compiles information in support of project applications and calculates energy use and gaseous emissions.
BMT has conducted numerous statutory environmental assessments for oil and gas projects.
The Queensland Government Department of Environment and Natural Resources contracted Buckley Vann Town Planning Consultants and BMT in 2010 to assist the Department with the development of a proposed planning and assessment code and associated guidelines to support the State Planning Policy for Coastal Management currently in development.
Building on the Port of Cairns Cruise Shipping Demand Study undertaken by BMT in 2010 – 2011, BMT is working with project partner Arup to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Port of Cairns Shipping Development Project.
BMT is presently working with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to establish a finfish aquaculture zone adjacent to Dalma Island in western Abu Dhabi
In partnership with the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), BMT is helping to prepare new national guidelines regarding climate resilient materials. The new guidelines, known as Practice Note 12.2: Climate resilient materials for infrastructure assets (PN 12.2) will be released by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to supplement the existing Practice Note 12.1: Climate Change Impacts on the Useful Life of Infrastructure (PN 12.1), previously prepared by Northern Beaches Council and IPWEA.