NORWEGIAN-based multinational Fjords Processing will deliver Risk Based Approach (RBA) environmental impact studies for produced water discharges from the Nelson, Gannet, Shearwater, Leman, Brent C and Pierce fields this year, as well as the Lomond and Everest streams in coming years after winning a significant contract with Shell UK.

In addition to carrying out the ecotoxicology testing of discharges from production operations, the Shell project includes provision of sampling guidance and dispatch kits; as well as computer modelling of post-discharge environmental implications.

Results are compiled into a detailed report for each individual discharge that is then logged with the regulators to ensure Shell complies with new guidance brought into force by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2014.