Hurricane recognises its responsibility to the environment and takes positive steps to address the environmental impacts associated with all its operations. We regard compliance with the relevant laws, regulations and other obligations as a minimum standard. We will consider the context of the Company and relevant interested parties to ensure our obligations and other management issues topics are identified comprehensively
Environmental impact assessments are regularly conducted and mitigation measures are taken, to protect the environment and prevent pollution where reasonably practicable.
Hurricane requires that its offshore contractors’ operations (well, pipeline and installation operators) are fully certified under ISO 14001 Environmental Management System or equivalent. As part of its processes, Hurricane undertakes audits of its well and installation operators’ environmental management systems.
While our focus is on preventing spills, should a spill occur, we have robust measures in place to ensure such an incident is dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
We are a member of OPOL, which provides insurance for clean-up costs, and OSRL, which gives us access to oil-spill modelling, aerial surveillance, aerial dispersant spraying, dispersant stockpile and a well-capping device as is required. We have also signed up to the BP Shetland nearshore/onshore response service, which provides access to personnel, shoreline protection equipment and dispersant in Shetland.
We also have a contract with Petrofac Training Services who provide a fully manned Emergency Response Service Centre, 24/7, 365 days a year. All of our contractors have full access to this service at all times. This is detailed in Hurricane’s Emergency Response Plan. All our duty managers have oil-spill training. See the website for more information www.oilspillresponse.com.
Stewardship of resources
Hurricane’s offshore facilities are primarily operated by our Tier 1 contractors; our land-based offices are serviced by a separate office management companies and are of low environmental impact. As a result, our direct influence over the management of environmental resources such as water and electricity, and of waste management, is extremely limited.