Oil and Gas
At Cefas our credibility is built on strong science and on-going research, years of experience, and a strong track record of collaborative and integrated working. We have collaborated with organisations in the oil and gas centre for over 40 years.
Cefas applied and developed its breadth of marine expertise, as the North Sea assets were developed through the 1970s and 80s, when the potential impacts of the industry were not widely understood and the methods for environmental monitoring and regulation were not in place.
We continue to deliver these services today to public and private sector partners, including:
- Risk assessment
- Marine surveys
- Regulatory advice
- Fisheries science
- Ecosystem modelling.
We were integrally involved in the offshore industry’s response to the Deep-water Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, including the provision of scientific gap analyses and the provision of guidelines for the implementation of post-spill environmental monitoring.
Cefas is one of the leaders in the Pollution Response in Emergencies: Marine Impact Assessment and Monitoring (Premiam). We have also provided the scientific support for the Offshore Chemicals Notification Scheme (OCNS) since its inception, which means we are best placed to provide advice on how it works.
We now offer our multidisciplinary approach with great success to a broad range of commercial clients across the oil and gas sector both in the UK and internationally. From the provision of risk based approach services (RBA) for the assessment of offshore discharges to the assessment of chemical hazards and risks Cefas’ expertise is proven, independent and scientifically robust.
If you need sound scientific advice or access to the highest quality marine science and services including the modelling of spill scenarios and environmental services, please contact our Oil and Gas Programme Director. For further information, download our Capability Statement.
Whether your company works in oil and gas, emergency response, or offshore chemicals supply industry, we look forward to collaborating with you on your projects.