Introduction
The ERMS Joint Industry Program (JIP) was initiated to develop an environmental risk-based decision support tool, to assist the oil industry in establishing cost-effective mitigation measures for reducing potential harmful discharges to the marine environment from drilling discharges. The concept was based on the PEC/PNEC ratio approach as a basis for calculation of Environmental Impact Factors (EIFs), as was successfully developed for produced water discharges through the DREAM (Dose-related Risk and Effect Assessment Model) program.
Program management:
Program coordinator:Ivar Singsaas ivar.singsaas@sintef.no
Steering Committee:Eimund Garpestad eimund.garpestad@conocophillips.com
Melania Buffagni melania.buffagni@agip.it
Ingvild Skareingvild.skare@exxonmobil.com
Odd-Arne FollumOdd-Arne.Follum@hydro.com
Leticia Falcao Veigaleticia@petrobras.com.br
Knut Bakkeknut.bakke@shell.com
Ståle Johnsen sjohn@statoil.no
Ulf-Einar Moltuulf-einar.moltu@ep.total.no

Published October 1, 2007