Environmental Impacts

Onus now lies with the operator to demonstrate environmental acceptability of a project.

Dispersion Studies:

  • oil spill
  • drill cuttings
  • produced water
  • dredge spoil
  • cooling water
  • atmospheric emissions

Impact Studies:

  • marine fouling
  • shoreline realignment
  • habitat response
  • impact on recreation

This often requires monitoring to corroborate study assumptions, and to validate results.