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Marine Mammal Biodiversity Around Oil and Gas Platforms - Challenges and Successes of Long-Term MonitoringMay 22, 2021
This presentation in English is from the 2020 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. Our archived 2020-21 event content is now available free to SPE members!
- Paper Number: SPE-199479-MS
- Published: 20 July 2020
- Authors: Matthieu Delefosse; Magnus W. Jacobsen; Jeppe D. Balle; Brian K. Hansen; Anne Lise Middelboe; Einar E Nielsen; Jonas Teilmann
Monitoring, understanding, and communicating the impact of offshore E&P activities on marine mammal (MM) biodiversity can be challenging. Here, the authors share methods, results, and experiences accumulated during seven years of monitoring MM and underwater sound in a mature E&P activity area in the North-East Atlantic.
The monitoring efforts generate valuable scientific knowledge, which form a sound basis to support management and regulation of E&P activities in Denmark. Additionally, several simultaneous tangible benefits resulted from the study such as staff awareness of biodiversity and increased stakeholder interactions. Results and methodologies may be used by HSE practitioners and O&G project managers to assess the potential impact of sound generated by O&G industry on marine mammals.