Oil and Gas


Environmental Services for the Oil and Gas Sector

Digby Wells is the largest environmental consulting firm in Africa focused on the resources sector, with extensive in-house expertise in the environmental and social field. Our experience in Africa includes conducting projects in at least 28 countries and we are thus well placed to meet our client’s expectations in every African jurisdiction.

Our proactive and innovative approach to client projects ensures that we can present holistic solutions to the complexities of the Oil and Gas sector.

We recognise the importance of keeping our people safe and the Digby Wells teams have constantly maintained and adhered to the strictest health and safety standards, and have gained invaluable experience across the oil and gas spectrum.

Digby Wells’ services are provided over the life cycle of the operation, from pre-feasibility, exploration, production, closure and remediation.

Inspired by our mission of being the premier environmental and social services provider to the resources industry, we strive to deliver on our promise of service excellence.

Why Digby Wells?
  • Client centric approach
  • In-house multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in Africa
  • In-country expertise
  • Familiarity of legislative framework
  • Proven H&S record
  • Value add solutions
  • Varied competencies
Health and Safety

At Digby Wells, we recognise the importance of a robust health and safety culture through the work we deliver. The identification and management of risks are instilled and reinforced in our day to day activities, through the implementation of our Health and Safety system.

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, which is reflected in our Induction and Health and Safety training, hazard identification and risk assessments and incident reporting.

Digby Wells’ Health and Safety System is aligned with the ISO18001 Health and Safety requirements. To maintain a dynamic Health and Safety system that responds to changing circumstances, regular meetings are held by the Digby Wells Health and Safety committee for purposes of continuous improvement.

Based on our rigorous Health and Safety system, compliance with client Health and Safety requirements are effectively achieved.

Environmental and Legal Services:
  • Pre-Feasibility & Feasibility Studies;
  • Strategic and Regulatory Environmental Assessments;
  • Environmental Management Plans;
  • Water Use License Applications;
  • Compliance Auditing and Monitoring;
  • Due Diligence Reporting;
  • Project Co-ordination & Management;
  • Environmental Risk and Legal Registers;
  • Multi-Criteria Screening Analyses;
  • Route Determination and Site Selection; and
  • Biodiversity Offset Reporting.
Biophysical Services:
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecological Studies;
  • Wetland Delineations;
  • Soil Vapour Surveys and Contaminated Site Assessments;
  • Noise Assessments and Monitoring;
  • Air Quality Assessments and Monitoring; and
  • Climate Change and Carbon Footprinting.
Social and Community Health:
  • Community Health Assessments;
  • Social Impact Assessments;
  • Resettlement Action Plans (Development & Implementation);
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Grievance Mechanisms;
  • Socio-Economic Impact Assessments; and
  • Heritage Resource Management.
Remediation and GIS:
  • Sensitivity & Fatal Flaw Analyses;
  • Biodiversity Management Toolkits;
  • Remote Sensing and Mapping;
  • Visual Impact Assessments, Viewshed Modelling and Photo-montages; and
  • Remediation Planning and Execution.
Water Geosciences:
  • Hydrocarbon Impact Assessment and remediation;
  • Hydrogeological Field Assessments, including Geophysical Surveying, Borehole Drilling and Aquifer testing;
  • Geochemical Assessment and Waste Classification;
  • Water Monitoring and Interpretation;
  • Surface and Groundwater Interaction Assessments;
  • Hydrological Assessments and Modelling;
  • Flood-line Delineations;
  • Water and Salt Balance Modelling; and
  • Storm Water Management Plans.