Environment

The Spindletop team has a wealth of experience in environmental regulation and emergency response.  We can advise on the environmental aspects of the hydrocarbon cycle in general and oil and gas exploration and production in particular.

We are well acquainted with the best practices and legal tools of environmental management of petroleum exploration and production.  Owner, Sean Rush, was a member of the International Bar Association’s joint working group that provided submissions to the EU on the appropriate regulatory response to the Macondo oil spill and recently completed the New Zealand chapter for a global publication on the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities in New Zealand waters.  Sean recently completed post-graduate course, SCIE 401 – Climate Change Science and Decision Making, at Victoria University of Wellington’s Climate Change Research Institute.

We can assist with resource management applications, marine consents, climate change policy development and HS & E policies and emergency response.

See International Bar Association Joint Working Group submissions to EU in response to Macondo.