Implementing Environmental Management System on Oilfield Operation in Sumatra: Field Operation Case Study
- Achmad Kosasih (LASMO Oil (Malacca Strait) Ltd.) | Mohammad Shobirin (LASMO Oil (Malacca Strait) Ltd.)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Journal of Petroleum Technology
- Publication Date
- January 1995
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 43 - 48
- 1995. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 7.2.5 Emergency Preparedness and Training, 4.2 Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers, 6.1.5 Human Resources, Competence and Training, 6.6.2 Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, 6.5.3 Waste Management, 6.5.5 Oil and Chemical Spills, 1.6 Drilling Operations, 6.1 HSSE & Social Responsibility Management, 6.5.6 Remediation and Land Reclamation
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Given the progressively increasing level of government and public environmental awareness, environmental management has emerged as a key component in the overall management of hydrocarbon exploration, development, and production. This paper examines how Lasmo Oil (Malacca Strait) Ltd. (LOMSL) has set up and implemented its environmental management system to comply with Indonesian regulatory requirements and to understand and deal with environmental and community issues proactively in its areas of operation. Initiated in 1989, the current achievements of the LOMSL are described. The results show that by setting up an environmental management system and positively implementing a comprehensive environmental management program, LOMSL has managed to solve its major environmental problems. We found that to establish and to maintain a satisfactory level of environmental performance, broad-ranging consideration must be given to aspects of a regulatory and institutional, socioeconomic, and ecological nature. Management commitment and participation is also identified as essential if a sustained level of high-quality environmental management is to be achieved.
LOMSL's history of operation in Malacca Strait started in early 1980. Seismic and exploration drilling were initiated, and in 1984, under the name of HOMSL, the first oil field, the Lalang field, started to produce oil.
Currently, LOMSL operations consist of six fields: the offshore Lalang field (production began in June 1984 from 15 wells), the offshore Mengkapan field (production began in Dec. 1986 from 10 wells), the onshore Melibur field (production began in Dec. 1986 from 32 wells), the onshore Kurau field (production began in Jan. 1988 from 29 wells), the onshore Padang Selatan field (production began in Dec. 1990 from 11 wells), and the onshore MSBV field (production began in Aug. 1993 from 1 well).
Since LOMSL started operation in the Malacca Strait, management has made a strong commitment to managing the environment properly. One person was dedicated to health, safety, and environmental matters. An environmental impact assessment for Lalang field was developed before operation of the field in 1984, even though there was no government regulation effective at that time that required an environmental impact assessment study for a project development.
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