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  • Sustainable Solutions for Oil and Gas Companies Operating Midstream in North America

    Learn more on how ERM can enhance your opportunities in the evolving midstream market in North America

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Highlights from IHS Energy CERA Week 2016

    Read key themes raised at IHS Energy CERA Week 2016, as well as some of the insights contributed by ERM.

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM paper on Golden Rules to Improve Process Safety Behaviour published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers

    Golden Rules to Improve Process Safety Behaviour Martyn Ramsden, ERM Most Oil and Gas Operators and service organizations have identified ‘Golden Rules’ intended to focus attention and influence safety behavior in their operations. Whilst these...

    Oil & Gas
  • Sustainable Solutions for Midstream Oil and Gas Companies

    Read more about the tailored services ERM offers Oil and Gas Companies Operating Midstream

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Sustainable Safety program recognized for excellence in South Korea

    ERM has been providing a sustainable safety program to S-OIL, one of South Korea’s largest refineries since 2014. The program includes onsite data capture technology for a safety culture survey, safety diagnostics, safety improvement strategy...

    South Korea
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Highlights from IHS CERAWeek 2015

    Read ERM's observations and insights on IHS CERAWeek 2015

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM announces acquisition of Safety Design A.S.

    ERM, the world’s leading environmental, health & safety, risk management and sustainability consultancy, has today completed the acquisition of Safety Design A.S., a Norwegian risk management consultancy with 20 staff based in Kristiansand, Norway...

    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Tullow Oil

    Safety Studies for Tullow Oil, TEN FPSO Project Background ERM recently completed a 12 month program of work supporting Tullow Oil on its TEN Floating production and storage (FPSO) project (Offshore Ghana) during FEED. Our Approach The work involv...

    Singapore
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Tullow Ghana Ltd

    Assessing and managing the environmental and social impacts associated with developing Ghana’s first major offshore oil field to meet the requirements of regulators, joint venture partners and the International Finance Corporation. Background When...

    South Africa
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Tesoro Petroleum

    Business Challenge: Implementing a company-wide rollout of an enterprise management system across Tesoro Petroleum’s operations in the US Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Tesoro is a Fortune 500 petroleum refining and marketing company with...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Syncrude Canada Ltd

    Background Improve the integrity and implementation of an Environmental, Health and Safety Management Information System at Syncrude. Our Approach Canada’s proven oil reserves are second only to those of Saudi Arabia. Syncrude Canada Ltd is one of...

    Canada
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Statoil

    Background Develop a web-based early phase risk assessment tool for Norway’s Statoil Our Approach Statoil is the world's third-largest net seller of crude oil and one of its largest gas suppliers. With headquarters in Norway and 29,000 staff in 40...

    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Shell International

    Providing due diligence advisory services for sustainability and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) related issues of a proposed US$12 billion biofuels joint venture Background Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Brazilian...

    Brazil
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Shell

    Background Manage soil and ground water environmental issues at an oil refinery in Australia for Shell Our Approach Further to the recently-won Global Environmental Services Strategy (GESS) contract with Shell, ERM has secured a two-year contract ...

    Australia
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Scotia Gas Networks

    Helping to assess and mitigate potential environmental risks at over 250 sites across the UK through soil and groundwater site investigations, regulatory liaison and development of sustainable remediation solutions Background Scotia Gas Networks’...

    United Kingdom
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: SATORP

    Risk Assessment on the new grassroots Export Refinery, for SATORP with Technip Italy in Al Jubail, Saudi-Arabia  Background ERM was approached by Technip Italy to work on the TOTAL/ARAMCO Project that comprises building a new grassroots refinery i...

    Oil & Gas
  • Case study: Repsol Exploration Algeria S.A.

    Background Undertake a comprehensive environmental impact assessment to meet regulatory requirements and protect archaeological areas of significance across four exploratory concessions in Algeria for Repsol Exploration Algeria S.A. Our Approach...

    Spain
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: PERU LNG

    Preparing Regional Ecological Management and Bio-restoration Plans for the first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America Background Following the construction of a 408km gas pipeline across the Andes Mountains and South America’s first LNG...

    Peru
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Confidential Client

    Advising on oil spill litigation in China. Background ERM was commissioned by an international insurance company to help its legal and technical team respond to the grounding of an oil tanker and an alleged oil spill in China.  The oil tanker was...

    China
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: BP

    Undertaking Equator Principle environmental and social assessment of Tangguh LNG Project Background The Tangguh project is centered on the Bintuni Bay area of Papua - 3,200 kilometers from Jakarta - an area that is biologically rich, physically...

    Indonesia
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM announces acquisition of Natural Resource Group

    Purchase strengthens ERM’s capability in the Oil & Gas and Power sectors LONDON, September 30, 2014: ERM, the world’s leading environmental and sustainability consultancy, has today completed the acquisition of Natural Resource Group (NRG), a...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • Sustainable Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

    The oil and gas industry currently faces the greatest environmental, health and safety challenges in its entire history. ERM is a leading global provider of integrated environmental, health and safety and social consultancy services. We support th...

    Oil & Gas
  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

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  • “One company compliance” and incorporation of sustainability into environmental compliance management

    “One company compliance” and incorporation of sustainability into environmental compliance management As the upstream oil and gas industry continues to comply with rapidly developing federal and local regulations, several issues emerge as barriers...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Interviews at CERAWeek 2014

    Watch ERM speakers share insights from CERAWeek 2014 Sustainable Operational Excellence ERM Commercial Director Shawn Doherty speaking on helping clients attain Sustainable Operational Excellence through the business cycle {Third Party Videos...

    Oil & Gas
  • Highlights from IHS CERAWeek 2014

    Read observations and insights from ERM on IHS CERAWeek 2014

    Oil & Gas
  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

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  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

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  • A safer environment for offshore oil and gas?

    Twenty five years after the Piper Alpha tragedy, it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the changes that have taken place in the offshore oil and gas sector.  Undoubtedly the period has seen a fundamental shift in the approach to safety.  But...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM at the Piper 25 conference

    ERM will be presenting papers at Piper 25 – a conference reflecting on the lessons learnt from the Piper Alpha tragedy, reviewing how far offshore safety has evolved since, and to reinforce industry commitment to continuous improvement. This major...

    United Kingdom
    Oil & Gas
  • Highlights from IHS CERAWeek 2013

    Read ERM's observations and insights from CERAWeek 2013, including points raised on shifts in the energy industry and coroprate strategy, the importance of gas in the energy market and changing costs of supply influencing operations.

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM paper on cross-country pipelines failure rates as presented at the IChemE Hazards XXIII Conference

    by Glenn Petitt with comments acknowledged from Richard Espiner This paper was presented at the IChemE Hazards XXIII Conference in November 2012. Proceedings for the conference can be found at the IChemE Shop . Underground cross-country pipelines...

    Oil & Gas
  • Managing Environmental and Social Risks in China's Unconventional Gas Sector: Lessons Learned and Application in Future Developments

    by Piers Touzel China has the largest reserves of unconventional gas in the world. Led by Chinese National Oil Companies (NOCs), and with participation from International Oil Companies (IOCs), exploration and appraisal activities for unconventiona...

    China
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM extends its Aberdeen offering

    ERM, one of the leading international providers of risk, safety, environmental, health and social consulting services is extending its offering to Aberdeen-based oil and gas clients. Companies operating in the area will have local access to a full...

    United Kingdom
    Oil & Gas
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

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  • ERM Gold Sponsor of leading human factors event

    ERM is a Gold Sponsor of the Human and Organisational Factors in the O&G and Chemical Industries Conference running from 9-10 October. Organised by the UK HSE with the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), this prestigious event welcom...

    United Kingdom
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM to sponsor SPE APPEA

    ERM is co-sponsoring the International Conference on Health, Safety & Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to be held in Perth, Australia in September. Running from 11-13 September the 2012 International Conference on HSE’s theme...

    Australia
    Oil & Gas
  • New emissions trading scheme will impact oil and gas operations in Kazakhstan

    With significant untapped reserves of oil, coal and gas, Kazakhstan has seen considerable growth in extraction and exploration activities in recent years. As of 1 January 2013, oil and gas companies operating in Kazakhstan will be subject to the...

    Kazakhstan
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM continues as CERAWeek’s Sustainability Partner

    ERM has just completed its second consecutive year as CERAWeek’s Sustainability Partner, an association that reinforces our position as the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. CERAWeek is the world’s leading annual energy conference,...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • W Ian Hamilton appointed to lead ERM’s Global Human Factors Team

    Ian Hamilton  has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Human Factors by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as evidenced by his appointment as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. 

    United Kingdom
    Power
    Oil & Gas
  • Lord Browne of Madingley opens ERM's new Abu Dhabi office

    Former BP Chief Executive Lord Browne, accompanied by two senior British Embassy individuals, including the Deputy Director for UK Trade and Investment, officially opened ERM’s new office in Abu Dhabi. Lord Browne noted with interest the provision...

    United Arab Emirates
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM to co-sponsor SPE event on Social Responsibility

    ERM is co-sponsoring the Society of Petroleum Engineers first event focusing on Social Responsibility issues. The event reflects the growing importance Social Responsibility has in the Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibilit...

    France
    Oil & Gas
  • Sustainability: The Path Forward for Arctic and Cold Region Resource Development

    by Mike Smylie and Jeff Leety The Arctic may hold the key to some of the last great undiscovered oil and gas resources on the planet. As just one example, the United States Geological Survey estimates there are 85 trillion cubic feet of...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Client Alert: Revisions to Subpart W - GHG Reporting for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems

    The rule changes are in place and the reporting deadline is set.  It is time to get to work on Subpart W. The latest revisions represent significant changes to emission factors, facility boundary definitions, applicability of source types,...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM appoints Mark Watson to lead the Oil & Gas sector in Asia Pacific

    Mark Watson has joined ERM as the Managing Partner for the Oil & Gas sector in Asia Pacific. An appointment which continues to confirm the company’s commitment to developing deeper industry knowledge across our global operations. Mark will be part...

    Oil & Gas
  • Industry indicates support for a Safety Case approach in the Gulf of Mexico

    The US National Commission report on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was issued on 11 January 2011 and contains conclusions and recommendations that will undoubtedly have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry. The report concludes...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM to be CERAWeek’s first Sustainability Partner

    ERM is at CERAWeek next week - the world’s leading annual energy conference which brings together industry leaders, senior officials and leading experts.  It offers a unique forum for high level dialogue for more that 2,000 distinguished energy...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM joins 200 global energy industry leaders as sustainability partner at CERAWeek 2011

    Adapting to an uncertain world will be the focus of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates’ (IHS CERA) 30th annual executive conference for the oil & gas and power industries. To be held in Houston, Texas in March, CERAWeek 2011, Leading the Way...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM appoints Maximo Hernandez as Global Oil and Gas Managing Partner to enhance customer focus in the sector

    As part of the ERM’s growth strategy on the oil and gas sector and our commitment to develop deeper industry knowledge across our global organization, Maximo Hernandez has joined ERM as the new Global Oil and Gas Managing Partner.   ERM’s solid...

    Oil & Gas
  • Preparing for the potential implications of events in the Gulf of Mexico

    With the implications of events in the Gulf of Mexico still resonating through the oil and gas industry, offshore operators and their suppliers need to be prepared for the regulatory changes that are currently being proposed. Sweeping changes to t...

    Oil & Gas
  • Transforming HSE Performance. It’s not as hard as you think

    Never before has the need for approaches to secure a step-change in safety and environmental performance on the front line in the global oil and gas industry been greater. Here ERM's Global Head of the Performance and Assurance Practice Brian Krau...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM participates in SPE debate on A Safety Case Regime for US Offshore Drilling and Production?

    Following on from the success of two ERM seminars looking at what the UK’s HSE-like safety case might look like in the US, ERM has participated in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Chapter’s Great Debate: A Safety Case Regime for...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • More than 100 clients attended ERM’s seminar on what the UK's HSE-like safety case might look like in the US

    ERM’s North America Risk Team welcomed more than 100 clients to its recent workshop focusing on the potential initiation of a safety case regime for US deepwater exploration and production activities. Introduction to Safety Cases: A New Regime in...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

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  • Shell recognizes ERM’s dedication to health and safety on two separate occasions

    Shell has recognized two ERMers in their Quarterly Safety Awards for their commitment to health and safety after developing safer ways in which to carry out on-site activities. Noorzana Miswan has received a HSSE Award for Middle East Asia. The...

    Australia
    Oil & Gas
  • Meeting the challenge of unconventional gas

    It's no surprise that unconventional gas – gas that has been trapped for millions of years in rocks – has come onto the radar of some of the world’s largest resources companies. New technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing or...

    Oil & Gas
  • ERM supports UAE’s largest oil company in producing its first sustainability performance report

    ERM is currently supporting Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), to produce its first Sustainability Report. ADNOC is one of the world’s top 10 oil and gas companies. Abu Dhabi has oil reserves estimated at over 92 billion barrels, is considere...

    United Arab Emirates
    Oil & Gas
  • Keeping oil and gas mega projects moving – grappling with Non Technical Risk

    Project delays cost money. This is evident in all areas of business, no more so than in the oil and gas industry where the global cost of major project delays amounts to billions of dollars every year. Why should this be so? Firstly, the stakes ar...

    Oil & Gas
  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

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  • Air and Climate Change experts to share Insights on Technical Issues and Solutions at NPRA’s Environmental Conference this September in Colorado

    Air and Climate Change experts from Environmental Resources Management (ERM) will be presenting four papers at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) 2009 Environmental Conference. ERM is also sponsoring the Climate Session at...

    United States
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM selected by Chevron as preferred supplier for multiple services in numerous countries around the world

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM), one of the world’s leading providers of health, environmental and safety (HES), risk and social consulting services, has been selected by Chevron as a preferred supplier for multiple services in numerous...

    Oil & Gas

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