Environmental Risk Assessment is a key element of a successful Environmental Management System. Hazards arise in all oil and gas exploration and production activities and risk management decisions should be based upon an understanding of these hazards, both in terms of environmental effects and the probability of occurrence. The purpose of the assessment process is to ensure that environmental risks are evaluated in a comprehensive and structured manner and that rational approaches are adopted to both the setting of acceptance criteria and the decision making and prioritising which forms an integral part of the risk management process.

This paper outlines various complementary techniques which can be employed to assist the risk management process and discusses their potential application in the preparation of an Environmental Case.

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