Environics carried out this study for Oil Search (Egypt) Ltd in the company’s exploration acreage in the Eastern Desert (Area A, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez).
The area included four producing fields, namely, Kareem, Ayoun, Um El Yosr and Shokeir stations.
The study covered the baseline physical, biological and socioeconomic aspects of the area: soil; surface water; ground water; air quality; noise levels; terrestrial biology; geophysical environment, etc.
Previous spills were identified using GPS and photography, and sensitivity mapping and GIS tools were utilized for the assessment.
The study identified the effects of contamination and hazardous materials on the physical and biological environments, and recommended remediation measures.