065-i. Advice on ToR: SEA for oil/gas and coastal management

The NCEA advised on Terms of Reference for an SEA for oil and gas developments in Mauritania.

Rapports consultatifs et autres documents

22 sept. 2006: Terms of reference
Accompanying Letter
Accompanying Letter FR
Advice
Advice FR
Appendices Advice
Appendices Advice FR
14 févr. 2007: Advisory review
Accompanying Letter
Accompanying Letter FR
Advice
Advice FR
Appendices Advice
Appendices Advice FR
Map
Map FR

Détails significatifs

Following the discovery of oil fields offshore Mauritania in 2001, various concessions were granted for exploration of these sources. Impact assessments (including EIAs and Social Impact Assessments) were undertaken for separate projects, but an underlying strategic plan and strategic environmental assessment were lacking. The NCEA was asked to advise on Terms of Reference (ToR) for an SEA which should be embedded in a strategic plan for development of oil and gas activities in the offshore and coastal zone.

The NCEA formed a working group comprising expertise in various relevant disciplines, which paid a visit to Mauritania. The NCEA issued its advice, structured according to the steps in SEA and including the following sections:

  • Screening: need for SEA;
  • Scope: SEA process; problem analysis, objectives and alternatives; consistency analysis with existing policies/strategies;
  • Assessment and quality assurance;
  • Decision-making: political decision-making and accountability mechanisms;
  • Follow-up: recommendations for monitoring and enforcement.

Parties concernées

Membres du groupe de travail

Expert
mr M.J. Brolsma
ms T. van Ingen
mr C.J Smit
mr H.J. de Vriend
mr M. Zwanenburg

Le président du groupe de travail: mr A. van der Velden
Secrétaire technique: ms V.J.H.M. ten Holder

Promoteur et Autorité de composants

Promoteur
Woodside Energy Ltd.

Autorité de composants
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Plus de détails

Country: Mauritania


Mise à jour: 10 juil. 2018