Environics was commissioned by Shell Egypt N.V. (SENV) to prepare an Environmental, Social & Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) study for the onshore planned 3D seismic acquisition in North Umbaraka, as well as develop an Environmental, Social and Health Management Plan (ESHMP).
The ESHIA study is being prepared in accordance with the IFC/World Bank Environmental Assessment Guidelines, Shell HSSE and SP Control Framework, Industry Guidelines (as relevant).
The ESHIA overall objectives were to ensure that the proposed program is environmentally sound and sustainable through the achievement of the following objectives:
Predict, analyze and interpret the significant environmental effects of the proposed activity.
Provide the necessary measures to mitigate potential negative environmental impacts and enhance positive ones.
Devise the framework of an environmental management system for the project including the appropriate management tools.
Moreover, Environics was assigned to complete Form-B for the activities for approval of the Egyptian environmental affairs agency (EEAA). The Form-B will be prepared in accordance with the legal requirements of the Egyptian Environmental Law 4/1994 and its executive regulations, amendments and EEAA requirements and specific guidelines for oil and gas projects.