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BMT Oceanica awarded Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association study

Oilfield Technology,

Marine and coastal environment specialist, BMT Oceanica (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association’s (APPEA) “Understanding the Risks of Unplanned Discharges” study.

Potential environmental impacts of unplanned hydrocarbon release

BMT Oceanica will be working with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to deliver this key project which will update current knowledge on the potential environmental impacts of unplanned releases of hydrocarbons and other chemicals into the marine environment. 

Phase one of the project is already underway and includes an international scientific review and the development of vulnerability assessment model that will help APPEA members enhance environmental and oil spill response plans. This will be achieved by aligning risk assessment to the vulnerability of key environmental receptors. This work complements BMT Oceanica’s other current energy consultancy engagements with major operators in Western Australia.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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