Richard Coffin, co-founder of Strategic Carbon LLC, has been contracted to travel to China to present a strategy for environmental assessment and remediation at the Emergency Response and Management in the Oil and Gas Industry Conference in Beijing, China, July 26-29, 2015. His presentation, “Technological Protocol for Offshore and Coastal Assessment,” is based on work completed during the Valdez oil spill and harbor remediation at U.S. and Latvia Navy basis. It focuses on cost-effective approaches to plan ecosystem cleanup and assess sources of organic contaminant loading.
The three-hour lecture will incorporate global remediation efforts and include emergency response planning, state-of-the-art response technologies, and a broad range of case studies. Primary focus topics include: 1) emergency incidents of oil productions, such as blowout, fire protection, oil spill, and hazardous chemical substances; 2) major incidents’ command mode and planning process (ICP), and how they worked in real cases; 3) current emergency management systems and emergency response teams of large oil and gas companies such as BP, Shell, Exxon, etc.; and 4) emergency management systems (NIMS) and emergency response operation mode (NRF).
In addition to attending the conference, Dr. Coffin will attend meetings with CNOOC and PetroChina to discuss approaches to geochemical and geophysical assessment of methane hydrate drill sites and environmental evaluation during drilling operations. He has just returned from a one-month expedition off the coast of New Zealand where new data is geochemical, and seismic data is being applied to global assessment of methane hydrate loading.