Apollo’s Expertise in Consenting and Regulatory Support for Decommissioning

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Assurance and Planning

Consenting and Regulatory Support Services are indispensable partners in the decommissioning process, offering a suite of services that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and responsible environmental practices. As the industry continues to embrace the challenges of asset retirement, these services play a crucial role in nurturing a sustainable and secure energy future.

Key services for decommissioning include:


  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Comparative Assessment
  • Chemical Risk Assessments
  • MAT and SAT’s
  • Marine Growth Assessments
  • Oil Spill Modelling (OSCAR)
  • Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Before embarking on decommissioning projects, it is essential to understand and evaluate the potential environmental consequences. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) provide a systematic analysis of how decommissioning activities may affect the environment, ensuring a holistic understanding of the project’s ecological footprint.

Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA)

Coupled with EIAs, Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA) delve deeper into potential risks associated with decommissioning. By identifying and quantifying environmental risks, ERA enables stakeholders to implement effective mitigation strategies, ensuring that decommissioning activities are executed with minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

Comparative Assessment

Comparative assessments offer a detailed analysis of various decommissioning options, considering environmental, social, and economic factors. This comprehensive approach aids decision-makers in selecting the most suitable strategy that balances the need for asset retirement with sustainable practices.

PLANC – Permits, Licences, Authorisations, Notifications and Consents

Apollo recognises the critical role of navigating regulatory landscapes. PLANC services encompass the compilation and management of Permits, Licences, Authorisations, Notifications, and Consents, ensuring that our clients move through the regulatory process smoothly and compliantly.

Chemical Risk Assessments

Decommissioning may involve handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals. Chemical Risk Assessments ensure that the handling and disposal of such substances comply with regulatory standards, mitigating risks associated with their presence.

MAT (Master Application Template) and SAT (Subsidiary Application Template)

The drilling operations application consists of two elements: the Master Application Template (MAT) and the Subsidiary Application Template (SAT). Completion of the MAT provides access to various SAT’s. Apollo’s meticulous approach ensures that drilling activities adhere to regulatory standards and facilitate a smooth application process.

Marine Growth Assessments

In marine environments, structures are susceptible to marine growth, which can impact decommissioning activities. Marine Growth Assessments evaluate the extent of marine growth, allowing for informed decisions and effective strategies for its removal.

Oil Spill Modelling (OSCAR)

Preparedness for potential oil spills is integral to responsible decommissioning. Oil Spill Modelling (OSCAR) services simulate and predict the trajectory of oil spills, aiding in the development of response plans to minimise environmental impact.

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Safety is paramount during decommissioning, especially when dealing with potentially explosive remnants. UXO services identify and mitigate the risk of unexploded ordnance, ensuring a secure working environment for decommissioning activities.

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