Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA): the assessment and mitigation of environmental risk is critical to Philia’s operations in general and to its upstream activities in particular. In all aspects of our work, we endeavour to minimise all potentially negative impact on the environment while maximising chances for economic and social prosperity locally.
In our upstream business, our marine ERA offshore Congo consisted of running a thorough review of all potential environmental and socio-economic impact, and planning preventive and mitigation measures. This was undertaken prior to the execution of the 3D seismic survey and in tight cooperation with our contractor.
The subsequent review allowed us to elaborate a Risk Management Plan addressing key aspects such as environmental awareness of all personnel, marine mammal monitoring and preservation, oil spill prevention, waste management, and inventory of any hazardous substances.