RPS Explosives Engineering Services (EES) were contracted by Artumas Mozambique Petroleum Limited (AMPL)
RPS Explosives Engineering Services (EES) were contracted by Artumas Mozambique Petroleum Limited (AMPL) to provided Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) technical support and clearance contractor management to their 2D seismic operation in Northern Mozambique from December 2007 through to November 2008. The initial request was to have a RPS Explosive Engineering Services Consultant to be an active member in the Mozambique Project Planning Team to establish a demining capacity
Background to the Project
In December 2007, a RPS EES Consultant met with Artumas in Calgary Alberta Canada to discuss the requirements of demining in support of seismic operations. In the 2 months that followed the RPS EES Consultant created a Scope of Works, Request for Proposal, received and evaluated proposals and assisted the Artumas Contracts Officer to issue the demining contracts. During this 2-month period, the RPS EES Consultant travelled with the Artumas Planning Team to Mozambique for a site visit and initial planning meetings.
In February 2008, The Demining Company ( Bactec international ) was awarded the demining contract, plus a local Quality Control Clearance Company was awarded the external QC Contract, a policy required for commercial demining in Mozambique. In April 2008, demining operations began on the proposed 750 km length of seismic lines plus many area locations.
During the extent of the contract, the RPS EES Consultant, working closely with other managers, was involved in other areas of the project such as security, equipment planning, camp administration, environmental planning and assistance to the seismic managers. Through much experience from working with the oil industry coupled with knowledge of working in challenging environments, RPS EES was able to assist the AMPL project from start to finish.
In April 2008 demining operations began with the main contractor starting work on campsites and explosive bunker locations. These area tasks led quickly into seismic line clearance. The proposed line clearance was to be conducted under strict conditions of the Environmental Plan. Along with demining production the RPS EES Consultants monitored the environmental impacts of all clearance ensuring compliance with The Environmental Impact Assessment.
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