Onshore Oil and Gas

Onshore Oil and Gas

We provide the following services to the onshore Oil and Gas industry:

  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Baseline Environmental, Social and Health Surveys
  • Exploration and Development Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems  (BS8555 guidance for ISO 14001 or EMAS)
  • Implementation of Environmental Management Plans
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Planning

We have solid regional experience in conducting grassroots surveys, stakeholder consultation, as well as liaison and consultation with relevant government authorities and NGOs. Detailed health and social impact studies may be required as components of a more integrated impact assessment. Such studies, coupled with ongoing stakeholder engagement, assist with managing community expectations and long-term oil and gas developments.

INVICTA has been developed by Five Oceans to serve frontier and established exploration and production oil and gas projects. Our aim is to provide a complete package of environmental, social, risk and emergency services when they are required and as a project evolves and develops. The focus of our INVICTA initiative is towards oil and gas E & P projects in the MENA Region and NE Africa; and, where our capability is suitable, to take on O&G projects Globally.  We recognise that every region where E&P is conducted differs and requires specific skills, experience and local knowledge, which INVICTA can bring together on a case-by-case basis. More details can be found at http://invicta.me.uk/

Case Studies

BP (Khazzan) Onshore O&G Block 61, Oman

Our team has been commissioned by BP to provide multi-scope services for the exploration and production of Block 61. Specific work has included ecological, social and hydro-geological sensitivity assessment and mapping. This work has been subsequently followed by a social sensitivity assessment and framework development for BP Khazzan’s Corporate Social and Investment policy planning.

PetroChina, Iraq

Our team has been commissioned to develop PetroChina’s Field Environmental Management System, including: Multiple ESIAs – Processing Facilities; Field Development; Raw water intake; Pipelines; Oil forwarding facility; EMS Procedures; EMP; Monitoring Programmes; Oil Spill and Emergency Response procedures; and bespoke intranet based Environmental Management System.

CC Energy Development (CCED), Oman

Since 2008, our team has been involved in multi-commissioned studies for onshore blocks 3 and 4 in Oman. The scope of services provided includes:

  • Ongoing environmental support and development of environmental management systems during development prior to commissioning and production.
  • Phase II Development – Scoping Study and Detailed EIA for production facilities, field development and pipelines
  • Phase I Development – Scoping Study and Detailed EIA for extended well tests and early production facilities
  • Permit applications for exploration activities to statutory authorities
  • Preparation of EIAs for onshore drilling (multiple campaign areas) and 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition surveys (multiple, geographically separate campaign areas).
  • Preliminary environmental support for drilling operations
  • Environmental management plans for drilling and seismic operations

RAK Petroleum Environmental Call-off Services Contract, Oman

Since 2002, our team has provided multi-commissioned surveys to RAK petroleum for onshore blocks 17, 30, 31, 43a & 47 and Offshore Block 8. The scope of services includes:

  • Due Diligence and Assessment of Legacy
  • Permit applications for exploration and production to statutory authorities
  • Preparation of EIAs for 2D Seismic (since 2002 this includes all Oman Blocks, most recently Block 30, June 2010)
  • EIA for offshore production drilling, West Bukha Block 8, 2010 / 2011 Campaign
  • Preparation of EIAs for 3D Seismic (Offshore Block 8)
  • Preparation of Environmental Management Plans for onshore and offshore seismic ops.
  • Marine Mammal Observers (MMO) for offshore seismic
  • Preparation of EIAs for onshore and offshore drilling
  • Offshore marine environmental observers
  • Research and preparation of environmental monitors reports for submission to environmental authorities
  • Research and preparation of EIA for offshore production facilities and infrastructure
  • Establishment of company Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Detailed review of all pertinent National and International Environmental Legislation for Oman and UAE and review of related National standards adopted by the O&G industry
  • Preparation of offshore Oil Spill Contingency Plans
  • Establishment of ADCP monitoring and related oil spill trajectory modelling studies
  • Development of company web-based portal for all HSE issues
  • Ongoing EMS support and related studies for Oman and United Arab Emirates