Dr Warren Chisholm
Warren is an environmental approvals advisor and marine scientist with extensive experience in environmental management supporting the offshore oil and gas industry. He has supported a range of oil and gas clients in securing Commonwealth and state environmental approvals, primarily Environment Plans under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2006. His work has included the development of Environmental Plans and Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs) / Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCPs) for Commonwealth and state regulators, and referrals and assessment documents for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). He has also developed Operational and Scientific Monitoring Plans (OSCPs) to support oil spill response arrangements.
He has worked on a number of operations Environmental Plans for a range of facilities, including floating facilities, fixed platforms, and associated subsea infrastructure. Development of these Environmental Plans required considerable engagement with engineering subject matter experts within the client organisations.
Warren has considerable experience as a project manager, and has routinely managed complex projects within time, budget and resource constraints. He has also managed the delivery of scopes of work by subcontractors, such as vessel providers, subject matter experts (e.g. decommissioning consultants, zoologists and botanists), modelling service providers and analytical laboratories.
As a PhD-qualified marine scientist, Warren has considerable experience in undertaking scientific investigations, including:
- Water and sediment quality studies;
- Marine biology;
- Marine ecology;
- Experimental design and data analysis;
- Habitat mapping; and Environmental restoration.
I enjoy helping clients develop practicable environmental management measures that are effective in delivering environmental outcomes.