The Pharaonic Petroleum Company held the second community consultation session to study the environmental impact assessment of the project to develop the deep Harmattan natural gas field in the offshore Borg concession area located in the Mediterranean Sea in Ras El Bar, Damietta Governorate.
The project aims to contribute to increasing the production of natural gas.
This came in the presence of Manal Awad, Governor of Damietta, Alaa Hajar, Head of the Central Department of the Technical Office at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ahmed ElKomy, General Manager of the Pharaonic Petroleum Company, and Mohamed Abdullah, General Manager of Energy Projects at the Environmental Affairs Agency.
The impact assessment study aims to present the project’s activities and its various phases to ensure that the concerned parties are aware of its activities, define and analyze the sensitive elements of the current environment, identify laws and regulations related to the various project activities and confirm adherence to them, recommend a general framework for environmental management of the project, and develop a framework for an environmental monitoring plan for its various phases, including the phases of operation.
Hossam Zaki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pharaonic Petroleum Company and Managing Director, indicated that the company is one of the affiliated companies of the Egyptian petroleum sector operating in the system of research and production of natural gas in the Mediterranean.
The Harmattan project, which the company is developing, aims to contribute to increasing the production rates of natural gas within the framework of the plan of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Zaki noted.
During the detailed presentation of the Pharaonic Company and the consulting company, WorleyParsons, it was confirmed that the project works will be carried out based on the applicable standards that take into account compliance with local environmental laws and regulations, international requirements and standard engineering specifications.
The study reviewed several recommendations for adherence to environmental procedures and environmental monitoring so that the project is compatible with environmental legislation and laws and the implementation of the environmental monitoring plan during the construction and operation phases.