Environmental Problems Associated with Offshore Oil and Gas Activities
Article from: OGEL 1 (2014), in OGEL Special: Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production: Challenges and Responses
In this paper the author provides an overview of the environmental cost of offshore operations resulting from the polluting nature of the operations, accidental pollution and the decommissioning of offshore structures. The commentary notes the absence of a binding global instrument dedicated to the regulation of offshore petroleum E&P activities. Recommendation for adoption of an international convention on offshore petroleum E&P was made with the hope that this is achievable when oil and gas industry operators drive the initiative.