SLR Consulting is an international environmental and engineering consultancy with 76 offices across five continents. The Southern African operation operates out of Johannesburg with other offices in Cape Town, Somerset West, Windhoek and Swakopmund. In 2014, SLR Consulting acquired CCA Environmental, which as of June 2016 has been fully incorporated into the company and operates out of Cape Town.
SLR Consulting’s involvement in the offshore oil and gas industry commenced in the late 1990’s when it was asked to support PetroSA (then Mossgas) with environmental services for seismic surveys in the Southern Cape offshore. Since then, the team has been involved in a large number of environmental application processes for both seismic surveys and exploration well drilling across the full extent of the South African offshore. A wide range of clients include international oil majors such as Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Carin India, Exxon Mobil, Impact Oil, Shell, Sasol and PetroSA.
The company has been involved in most of the environmental impact assessment work for the offshore production developments undertaken by PetroSA including the Sable Oil Field, South Coast Gas and the FO satellite field development. It is currently in the process of completing the EIA for the proposed Ibhubesi Gas project, which is proposing to produce indigenous gas from the Ibhubesi Gas field and bring this to the Western Cape by pipeline as feedstock for the Ankerlig Power station and other possible end users.
It has also provided similar services in Namibia and Mozambique.