A Summary of Existing and Future Potential Treatments for Reducing Underwater Sounds from Oil and Gas Industry Activities
This paper summarizes the efforts undertaken by the author to identify existing and future potential methods to reduce underwater sound levels created by nearly all oil...
Understanding the current state of autonomous technologies to improve/expand observation and detection of marine species
This report has been conducted to enhance the understanding of how autonomous vehicle systems can be used to monitor marine mammals and other marine animals in...
Airgun inter-pulse noise field during a seismic survey in an Arctic ultra shallow marine environment
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Offshore oil and gas exploration using seismic airguns generates intense underwater pulses that could cause marine mammal hearing impairment and/or behavioral disturbances. However, few studies have...
The requirement to display sensitive areas relating to the life history of commercially important fish species in British waters is well recognized. Sensitive areas have previously...
Identifying the possible impacts of rock dump from oil and gas decommissioning on Annex I mobile sandbanks.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef (NNSSR) candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC)/Site of Community Importance (SCI) were used as a case study. The study identified...
Assessing the potential impact of oil and gas exploration operations on cetaceans in the Moray Firth.
Final Report for DECC, Scottish Government, COWRIE, and Oil & Gas UK.
Uncertainty over the distribution of cetaceans and their responses to underwater noise has led to concerns over the potential impact of oil and gas exploration in...
CBD Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
It is clear that a human-caused modification that extends across 300,000 km2 or distances of 4,000 km from the noise source 80-95% days of the month,...
Input to revision of guidelines regarding underwater noise from oil and gas activities – effets on marine mammals and mitigation measures.
Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
Seismic surveys in connection to oil and gas activities have the potential to disturb and injure marine organisms, due to the high sound pressures generated by...
Department for Trade and Industry
This Guidance applies if you are proposing any oil and gas survey or shallow drilling activity. The Guidance applies only to oil and gas related activities,...
Joint Industry Programme on Sound and Marine Life review of existing data on underwater sounds produced by the oil and gas industry
During the exploration, development, production and decommissioning phases of offshore oil and gas reserves these activities contribute to the noise levels in the oceans, estuaries and...