Environmental Risk Assessment of Produced Water Discharges on the Dutch Continental Shelf

P. de Vries, C.C. Karman

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Abstract

The OSPAR Offshore Industry Committee (OIC) has decided, in its meeting of 2008, to evaluate the possibility of implementing a risk based approach towards produced water management. Currently, Norway has made most progress in this field as it has fully implemented the Environmental Impact Factor as the basis of their biannual reporting obligations. The Netherlands has for as yet mainly followed a source (immission) based approach, and therefore did not adopt a specific risk based approach. In this study an overview is provided of current approaches to assess the ecological risk of produced water discharges and it is investigated how these approaches can be used in the Dutch situation for produced water management as intended by the OIC.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport /Wageningen IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.no. C012/09

Keywords

  • offshore
  • marine structures
  • waste water
  • sea water
  • environmental assessment
  • ecological risk assessment
  • adverse effects
  • risk reduction
  • monitors

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    de Vries, P., & Karman, C. C. (2009). Environmental Risk Assessment of Produced Water Discharges on the Dutch Continental Shelf. (Report /Wageningen IMARES; No. no. C012/09). Den Helder: IMARES.