Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Specialist Downstream Oil & Gas Laboratory, Bang Pa In, Thailand

SLP Environmental was appointed to conduct and report a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for an oil and gas laboratory located in Bang Pa In, Thailand. The client was considering the acquisition of the facility and instructed SLP to conduct the Phase 1 ESA as part of the overall transaction due diligence process. The primary objective of the study was to identify whether there were any Recognised Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with the subject property that could have a material impact on the transaction.

The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment was conducted in general conformance with practice presented in ASTME1527-05; ‘Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process” supplemented with an environmental compliance review.

Our trained auditors interviewed members of the facilities management and operations team and conducted a detailed inspection of the facility and the operations and activities thereon. Particular attention was paid to procedures and practices pertaining to general environmental management, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, bulk storage, wastewater, air emissions, nuisance controls and other miscellaneous environmental aspects. The assessment also included a detailed records review to assess whether the facility was in possession of all the relevant environmental licenses, consents and permits as required under Thai law for their operations.

Our auditors conducted a detailed review of the physical and biological site setting including studies on the areas geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology, history and cultural factors. The assessment was undertaken on a rapid turnaround basis and culminated in the production of a commercially focused report that clearly identified the material and other relevant environmental issues and their respective likely mitigation costs.

The report also included a checklist detailing the environmental regulatory requirements applicable to the operations and activities at the target facility and the current compliance status of the facility with respect to each regulatory obligation.