Environmental Compliance

Increasingly, governmental and supranational institutes are applying hydrocarbon spill monitoring devices to police the environmental compliance of offshore petroleum and gas operators, as well as other activities. It well behooves such operators to ensure environmental regulatory compliance by deploying their own devices. In addition to the advantages of meeting environmental regulatory compliance thresholds (such as better public relations, fewer environmental penalties and responsible global citizenship), the application of hydrocarbon spill detection procedures and devices also renders remediation monitoring and control easier and less costly, enabling the operator to save money by spill monitoring.   

environmental regulatory compliance

The law in Australia, the UK and other countries does not place any upper limit on the liability of operators of offshore petroleum facilities in terms of the clean-up and remedial costs resulting from oil spills. Civil penalties, criminal offenses, and actions in tort may also be applicable. Oil companies are required to have adequate insurance coverage for the expenses and liabilities that may arise from oil spills.
 
Although environmental regulatory compliance does not specifically requiring operators of petroleum and gas facilities and transport ships to employ automatic hydrocarbon leak detector systems, permit provision, oversight, and the liability caps of operators are all influenced by the extent precautions are taken to detect hydrocarbon leaks and go the extra mile to ensure environmental regulatory compliance.

remediation monitoring and control

The primary objectives of response to oil spill are to prevent the spill from moving onto shore, reduce the impact on marine life and speed the degradation of any unrecovered oil.

There are various physical, chemical, thermal and biological remediation technologies for oil spills including booms, skimmers, sorbents, dispersants, in-situ burning and bioremediation. However, while each technique has its advantages and disadvantages what they all have in common is that the earlier they are employed the better the outcome. By employing hydrocarbon leak detection solutions, you can do your part in environmental remediation monitoring and control, limiting the scope of accidental spills, preventing them in advance by tracking the effect of changed procedures and processes on leaks.