Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) proposes to develop a Greenfield oil development project in empty quarters along the international borders. The concession area overlaps within Arabian Oryx designated protected and have potential to cause damage to the local bio-diversity. Company conducted extensive environmental studies in advance to assess the impacts and implemented sound engineering practices and ecological conservation mitigation measures to reduce the bio-diversity risk to acceptable level.
The paper presents engineering and conservation activities undertaken in Greenfield oil development project that lies within environmentally sensitive area.
Environment Agency &- Abu Dhabi (EAD), The Coordination Committee for the Conservation of the Arabian Oryx (CCCAO) IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group (ASG) (2010) ARABIAN ORYX REGIONAL CONSERVATION STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN