World’s largest all-environmental consultancy opens office in Alaska
23 June 2008
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the world’s leading environmental management consultancy today announced the opening of an office in Anchorage Alaska to meet the growing opportunities with oil, gas, and mining clients in Northwest America.
Mike Smylie, ERM’s Managing Director for the US Western Region commented: “ERM has worked extensively in the region for the past few years providing a broad range of services to our oil, gas, and mining clients ranging from environmental due diligence, compliance assurance, and contaminated site management to environmental impact assessment and sustainability. Establishing a permanent presence in the region will provide us with greater opportunities to provide local delivery of our services”.
Smylie added: “The focus on Alaska is being driven in large part by the need to source new supplies of energy as experts predict a 23% increase in demand for natural gas in the US by 2025. With 13% of North America’s natural gas reserve held in Alaska, key players in this market are heading north. Companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and Anglo American are expanding operations in to the region and the demand for environmental, health and safety services for exploration and production (E&P), natural gas pipeline, and mining projects are booming.”
ERM’s team in Alaska will be led by Stacey Tucker, a senior partner at ERM with 15 years’ experience primarily in the oil and gas sector. Stacey has recently relocated from ERM’s Beaumont, Texas office to drive the development of this new office. Stacey will be supported by Lisa Gray, a Program Director with over 13 years’ expertise in environmental planning and natural resource management in Alaska and April Brehm, an environmental planner with over 6 years’ experience working on regulatory, planning, and renewable energy projects in rural, urban and tribal communities throughout Alaska and the west coast.