Pollution from Offshore Activities

1. Main international instruments

a. Framework conventions: general rules

b. IMO regulations and guidelines

c. Geological surveying and research in UNCLOS

d. Seaborne pollution from liquid and gaseous waste (oil, gas, drilling fluids)

Discharge from offshore installations

Avoiding discharges

Managing oil spills, setting liability before and during transport

Discharge of other noxious substances (incl. dispersants) than oil and oily mixtures

Inapplicability of the London Convention on Dumping

e. Seaborne pollution from solid waste (incl. drill cuttings)

f. Air Pollution

g. Sequestration of carbon dioxide in geological formations

h. Biological pollution: Ballast Water Management and Biofouling

i.     Indonesia’s initiative to stimulate the establishment of a new regime


2.  Academic publications, working papers and presentations

16-21 November 2015 | Presentation by Denise Cheong, CIL Research Fellow
“The balance between legal and administrative measures – Singapore’s implementation of international conventions on marine spill contingency planning”
Presented at: EAS Congress 2015, Danang City, Vietnam

12 November 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Shared Resources in the South China Sea and the Management of Transboundary Environmental Risks”
Presented at: RSIS Maritime Security Programme Workshop on Assessing the Future Maritime Environment in Asia, Singapore

12 November 2015 | Paper Summary by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Shared Resources in the South China Sea and the Management of Transboundary Environmental Risks”
Presented at: RSIS Maritime Security Programme Workshop on Assessing the Future Maritime Environment in Asia, Singapore

9-11 November 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Ocean Governance, Ocean Conservation and Ocean Industries”
Presented at: Sustainable Ocean Summit, Singapore

2016 | Book Chapter by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Regulation of Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation under International Law”
Published in: Robin Warner and Stuart Kay (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (Routledge 2015), 193-211

2016 | Book Chapter by J. Ashley Roach, Non-resident Fellow, Captain, JAGC, USN (ret.), Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (ret.)
“The Role of Global Organisations”
Published in: Robin Warner and Stuart Kay (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (Routledge 2015), 86-105

7-11 September 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Towards a comprehensive framework for the designation of sensitive marine environments”
Presented at: 2015 Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Jakarta, Indonesia

2015 | Book Chapter by Robert C Beckman, CIL Director
“State Responsibility and Transboundary Marine Pollution”
Published in: S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan (eds.), Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy (Edward Elgar 2015), 137-161

2015 | Book Chapter by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Transboundary Pollution from Offshore Activities: A Study of the Montara Offshore Oil Spill”
Published in: S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan (eds.), Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy (Edward Elgar 2015), 162-189

27 April 2015 | Presentation by Denise Cheong, CIL Research Fellow
“National Ocean Environmental Contingency Plan in Asian Pacific States: The Singapore Perspective”

Presented at: Workshop on “National Ocean Environmental Contingency Plan in Asian Pacific States”, Busan, Korea

5 November 2014 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Ballast Water Management Convention: D-1 and D-2 regulations and related compliance issues”

Presented at: Ballast Water Management Workshop, Pre-conference policy discussions, Singapore

31 July 2011 | Working paper by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment, Part 1: A Review of the Context and a Profile of Offshore Activities”

31 August 2011 | Working paper by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment – Part 2: Legal and Governance Framework”

2012 | Book Chapter by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Transboundary Pollution from Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in the Seas of Southeast Asia”
Published in: Transboundary Environmental Governance in Inland, Coastal and Marine Areas, R. Warner and S. Marsden (eds.), Farnham Ashgate, 2012

28 March 2012 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Energy Extraction and Transportation”
Presented at: Maritime Safety and the Marine Environment workshop, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

21 September 2011 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Marine Pollution from Offshore Activities” (environmental, socio and economic aspects)
Presented at: International Conference on Liability and Compensation Regime for Transboundary Oil Damage Resulting from Offshore Exploration and Exploitation Activities, Bali, Indonesia