Onshore, nearshore and offshore projects in challenging environments worldwide are our specialty. Exploration, production, pipelines, LNG terminals, refineries, ports. You name it; we do it.


FAST-TRACK EIA for Enhanced Oil Recovery, Midwest, Wyoming

AATA provided all physical, chemical, biological, social and regulatory support to Anadarko Petroleum Company (Howell Petroleum) on the Salt Creek Field Expansion using Enhanced Oil Recovery with Carbon Dioxide, brought by pipeline to the field at Midwest, Wyoming.  AATA achieved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in under 6 months using interdisciplinary studies and analyses, with high commitment to sustainability within the previously highly impacted historical project area.

AIOC Early oil project, azerbaijan & georgia

AATA served as the principal environmental auditor for EBRD and International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group for the Initial and Completion Audits of the Azerbaijan International Oil Company Early Oil Project, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Performed initial environmental review and completion audit for USD$14B oil project, which included Chirag offshore platform, undersea pipelines, Sangachal and Supsa terminals, and two major oil pipelines (northern and western routes). Inspected all major facilities and prepared summary completion report according to EBRD and World Bank requirements. Provided Completion certificate for compliance with all local, national, and international environmental requirements and standard industry practices. EBRD/IFC, UK and USA. 

Sakhalin II Onshore Environmental Management Program

AATA International, Inc. served as the Health, Safety, Environment, and Security Integrated Service Provider (HSES ISP) for Russian content, working as an integral member of the Royal Haskoning HSES ISP team working directly for Shell and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company. AATA was responsible for Russian and North American content to provide environmental and social support for construction of oil and gas onshore pipeline, offshore pipeline, offshore platforms, LNG plant, pumping and compressor stations, productions facilities, oil and gas terminal, and all ancillary activities.

AATA served as the principal international onshore manager and coordinator for the Sakhalin II project, one of the world’s largest oil and gas development projects where we developed a deep understanding of the project and the environmental challenges of the entire project area. This project included over 600-mile-long oil and gas on-shore pipelines, pumping and compressor stations, production facilities, and oil and gas terminal. AATA served as a liaison between the client and local regulatory and government agencies, and organized and managed environmental team consisting of over 65 Russian experts from academic institutes and consulting firms from Sakhalin Island, Moscow, Vladivostok, Kharbarovsk, Magadan, and other regions in the Russian Far East to conduct environmental baseline studies in the region, representing the top specialists in water quality, meteorology, fisheries, vegetation and wildlife, socioeconomics, and archaeological/cultural resources.


Environmental and Social Support for Offshore Tamar-Dalit Gas Discoveries

In association with Finkel & Finkel Consulting Engineers, Ltd. (Israel), and CSA International, Inc. (USA), AATA served as an environmental management consultant for Noble Energy, providing assistance with environmental and social baseline studies, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA), and data gap analysis for the Tamar-Dalit Offshore Gas Development Project. Other tasks included a comprehensive overview of the Israeli environmental regulatory system applicable to oil and gas industry operations with particular emphasis on explaining the entire licensing and permitting process to petroleum companies that explore for and/or exploit hydrocarbon deposits within Israel. This includes offshore waters; air emissions regulatory review discussing methods by which regulatory authorities in Israel might regulate various emissions from Noble Energy planned gas processing facility and performance standards that may be applied to the facility’s major emission sources; comprehensive review of waste management options for major emission sources; comprehensive review of waste management options for gas processing facility discussing the Israeli regulatory system for industrial wastes and potential disposal options for anticipated waste streams that will be produced; and a review of water management requirements for storm water runoff form the Noble Energy planned gas processing facility.