GUPCO was planning to develop Taurt Field, located in the east Nile Delta, within Ras El-Bar and Temsah concessions.
The development of the field was planned over three phases, targeting the execution of Phase 1 in 2007.
Environics was commissioned by GUPCO/BP to carry out the EIA for the construction, operation and decommissioning of three wells of Phase 1, as well as the QRA for the drilling phase.
The assignment entailed extensive oceanographic surveys, including hydrographic and hydrodynamic surveys, water and sediment quality sampling, and marine ecological surveys.
Public consultation meetings were also conducted as an integral part of the study.
The QRA study comprised a description of the project and its processes; assessments of its hazard scenarios; consequence modeling results; impact assessment; likelihood data; risk assessment, evaluation, and recommended reduction measures, and uncertainty analysis.