Pre-entry Screenings

Pre-entry screenings are large-scale comparative screenings of the myriad factors that determine the environmental risk profile for a company or organisation planning activities in a new geographic area.

From project initiation through to routine operations our specialists provide the information our client’s need to prepare for and control their environmental responsibilities when venturing into new business areas. Our specialists have broad experience assisting clients with their environmental objectives in diverse regions of the world.

A pre entry screening of overall risks provides an operational framework for a developer, and is used to design action plans for handling key issues and potential "showstoppers". This process identifies central risk factors and allows an early filtering of approaches that do not fit into the desired risk profile sought by the developer before true risk analyses commence at a finer scale.

Local Customs – Local Requirements

When a company is planning to expand its business into new areas, local customs and values are as important as environmental knowledge. When performing regional screening studies, we pay particular attention to local and regional perspectives on the environment, human culture and resource use.

Know Your Stakeholders

Stakeholder identification and engagement is an integral part of a pre-entry screening study. Local organisations, NGO’s and resource persons possess local knowledge of immense importance to a development project, both within O&G, infrastructure and industry. We understand that engaging with key stakeholders is often the most significant criterion of success or failure when engaging in new areas or regions.

Akvaplan-niva in Action

Identification of potential conflicts between traditional  resource use and petroleum activities is the main goal of a pre-entry screening. <span>Image by Lars-Henrik Larsen</span>
Identification of potential conflicts between traditional resource use and petroleum activities is the main goal of a pre-entry screening.Image by Lars-Henrik Larsen

For More Information

Lars-Henrik Larsen
lhl@akvaplan.niva.no
Tromsø, Norway