ABPmer, in association with Macalister Elliott & Partners, was appointed by Petronas to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the decommissioning of a FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) facility, located in approximately 800m of water, 80km off the coast of Mauritania.
ABPmer was responsible for preparing all chapters of the Impact Statement aside from commercial fisheries. The Statement considered the potential impact and risk of oil spills associated with decommissioning, alongside the impacts of decommissioned structures on the sea bed.
To support the identification of a preferred decommissioning option, ABPmer prepared a Comparative Assessment of alternative decommissioning options, including a Net Environmental Benefit Analysis, incorporating an ecosystem services approach.
We also prepared a Waste Management Plan to ensure all waste streams arising from the decommissioning project were effectively managed to minimise their environmental impact.