Montrose was contracted to provide environmental monitoring services for a major oil company conducting seismic studies and exploratory drilling in an ecologically sensitive area of western Uganda.
In order to ensure biodiversity in the area operations was not being adversely affected there was a need to monitor the environmental impact of the seismic activities
Montrose’s support during the 2D and 3D seismic campaigns centred on ensuring that the company’s mitigation hierarchy was practised before, during and immediately after seismic operations.
This included overseeing the company’s compliance team’s operations; coordinating relevant departments’ inputs to the mitigation process, as well as building the capacity and understanding of ecological precautions in relation to seismic activities within the company and its subcontractors.
In addition to providing monitoring service throughout the programme, Montrose was responsible for developing a broader Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for biodiversity and restoration activities in the wake of the seismic campaigns.