Case studies | Policy and economics

Argentina: Energy, utilities & mining

The client’s challenge

A large Argentinean energy company wanted to identify key environmental issues and risks for each of its business units, which included exploration and production, refining and petrochemical, gas and energy production. The company asked us to develop economic models and processes for risk analysis and remediation.

Our approach

We provided support by monitoring the physical and budgetary progress of environmental remediation plan projects in key South American countries and composed detailed management reports on site audits.

We then created a project management support tool to aid monitoring initiatives and conducted training workshops for users.

We also reviewed the gaps between project targets, and actual and analysed residue and spills indicators related to the environmental remediation plan.

The benefits to the client

We helped the client obtain precise and reliable data so it could take control of the management of its environmental risks and remediation works.

Australia: Energy, utilities & mining

The client’s challenge

To respond to the social and environmental impacts of its business, a leading global resources company in Australia recently decided that all its facilities that exceeded specified water consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission thresholds would have to develop cost curves for reductions.

As a part of this global initiative, we were engaged to investigate and develop GHG and water abatement cost curves at three mine-site locations.

Our approach

We conducted and facilitated workshops with local operations to identify abatement opportunities, and screened and costed the identified projects. We then modelled the abatement options to derive a cost per unit of GHG and water abated.

The benefits to the client

The results of this effort will be used by the client to identify and prioritise cost effective GHG and water abatement opportunities for implementation. It will also help them arrive at a Group level GHG and water reduction target.