CMS – UNEP Dugong Secretariat (2010 to present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed a Technical Advisor to the CMS-UNEP Dugong MoU Secretariat to assist with issues relating to bycatch of dugongs, overlaps with fishery pressures, and implementing global yet locally-scaled conservation and management projects. Since that time Dr. Pilcher has assisted with the development, funding and implementation of the…

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for D28 Field Development Plan (2018)

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd plans to install a Light Weight Structure platform (D28D-A) and a 8 km pipeline at D28 Field, located 90km NW of Bintulu, offshore Sarawak, in a water depth of 35m (115 ft) and are in the midst of preparing a field development plan. Preliminary hydrographic surveys indicated there may be coral…

Rapong Exploration Drilling Campaign at Block A, Offshore Brunei Darussalam (2015-Aug 2016)

MRF was contracted by Chemsain (B) Sdn Bhd to provide marine inspection and video expertise for the Environmental Baseline Study for the Rapong Exploration Drilling Campaign at Block A, Offshore Brunei Darussalam commissioned by Shell Deepwater Borneo. Sea floor characteristics and marine organisms inhabiting these areas were assessed by conducting 15-30 minute investigational dives using a…

Block N EBS, Brunei (2015)

The Block N (Brunei) project used a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) and sidescan on behalf of support of the Petronas Carigali Brunei Limited Block N Exploration Drilling Campaign. The project entailed the use of a dual channel, high resolution, sidescan sonar linked to GPS data feed with setback adjustment, using the speed over ground to…

Block N EBS, Sabah, Malaysia (2015)

This desktop review project was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the Block N Deepwater Exploration Campaign commissioned by Total Exploration & Production Malaysia. The project was carried out in support of a desktop Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), prior to seismic surveys. MRF was contracted to review, update…