Operations

Regulatory drivers for produced water discharges (such as the Risk Based Approach) and the monitoring of drill cutting piles require detailed modelling to meet legislative requirements and inform your management plans and mitigation strategies. Using BMT Proteus, we provide an accurate, affordable evidence-based prediction of the fate of accidental and intended discharges that help you satisfy these legislative demands.

Modelling and managing produced water

Satisfying the regulators that you have adequately considered the fate of produced water means understanding the ecotoxicity of all the contaminants with the produced water, as well as the dispersion and dilution of those contaminants, all of which require permitting.

We have calibrated BMT Proteus with a range of experimental and field studies. These include the laboratory simulation of effluent plume mixing, offshore sampling and laboratory experiments to determine the behaviour of discharged cuttings, and field studies of the dispersion of produced water plumes, giving you a strong, evidence-based model you and the regulator can have confidence in.

Modelling and managing drill cuttings

As an operator, OSPAR 2006/5 obliges you to understand and manage the likely composition, fate, behaviour and environmental consequences of any cuttings likely to be released to the marine environment.

Using BMT Proteus and our experience of environmental and legislative requirements, we create an accurate, evidence-based prediction of the fate of accidental and intended discharges, offshore drilling programs and drill cutting pile management as well as an event’s environmental and ecotoxicological effects. This gives a fast, affordable way to meet the OSPAR-driven requirement for a defined management regime for offshore cuttings piles.

See our full list of environmental services to the offshore Oil and Gas operators.