Independent advisor – Long Term Turtle Management Plan of marine turtles of the Gladstone region (2019 to present)

The Marine Research Foundation provides specialist advisory services in relation to the management of marine turtles of the Gladstone region, as part of the Long Term Turtle Management Plan, on behalf Eco Logical Australia and the LNG proponents Queensland Curtis LNG (QGC), Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and Santos GLNG (GLNG). This work ensures that the…

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Semarang Field Coral Reef Survey (2019 to present)

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) proposes to drill five wells in the Samarang oil field to increase hydrocarbon production. The Samarang field is located in production sub-block 310 off Sabah, some 50km NW of Labuan, where the average water depth is 10m and 45m respectively. MRF has been contracted to conduct coral reef surveys using…

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Environmental Monitoring – Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company

The Kebabangan Field development involves installation of facilities to process gas and crude. Undersea pipelines transport gas / condensate from the Kebabangan platform to the Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT) for subsequent processing. The effectiveness of the environmental management plan during the development and operational phases are assessed through and environmental monitoring, that provides…

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Post EIA Monitoring for D28 FDO project (2019)

  Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd installed 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 this project assesses impacts of this development after one year. Preliminary hydrographic surveys indicated there may be coral outcrops…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Manabi Port Project, Brazil (2014-2015)

MRF was contracted by Manabi S.A., the Proponent of the North Port in Linhares in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, to review the proposed Port development objectives, comment on the likelihood and potential impacts of the North Port development on sea turtles in the State of Espíritu Santo, and in the longer term to…

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Kebabangan – ERB West Pipeline, Sabah, Malaysia (2014-2015)

The marine benthos inspection component of a Biodiversity Impact Assessment was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the Kebabangan – ERB West Pipeline Project commissioned by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. MRF’s scope of work included conducting a qualitative survey on the coral reefs along the proposed pipeline corridor; identifying potential…

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