Selected Oil and gas projects

Shaping Shell’s approach to biodiversity risk management

We worked closely with Shell’s Sensitive Areas team on the management of biodiversity risk at upstream operations.

We are assisting the company to further develop and apply its approach to managing biodiversity risk, and have piloted methods for assessing potential issues at Shell operations around the world, which has helped shape the company’s approach to biodiversity risk management. We continue to work closely with Shell globally on a wide range of biodiversity related issues, including critical habitat screening and development of Biodiversity Action Plans.

Shell Majnoon development Biodiversity Action Plan and quantified impact modelling

We assisted Shell Iraq Petroleum Development (SIPD) to assess the Majnoon oil field. The Majnoon field is one of the largest oil fields in the world and Shell is lead operator in a consortium with the Missan Oil Company and Petronas to increase production of the field.

The field is located in the Mesopotamian marshes, an area of global importance for biodiversity. The northern parts of the field lie in a Ramsar site and we collaborated with Shell, Wetlands International, Nature Iraq and other organisations to evaluate the importance of the area, and identify possible mitigation measures to ensure that the project can proceed with minimal impact on the marshes.