The project involved undertaking the vegetation clearance investigations for Chevron's Wheatstone site during the pre-feasibility stage of the project. The scope involved undertaking flora and vegetation assessments, data management and mapping of clearance areas using ArcGIS software. Chevron had strict conditions placed on clearance limits which required working closely with Chevron's site manager and engineers to determine clearance areas. Survey alignments changed regularly as new information came to hand, sometimes on a daily basis. An adaptive assessment approach was taken to work out the most efficient way to complete assessments so that works were not delayed.Mangrove translocation program
A mangrove translocation and monitoring program was undertaken which involved developing a procedure for translocating mangrove populations (Avicennia marina) at risk of direct impact from clearing. The translocation program was developed in accordance with leading industry practices and Wheatstone Vegetation Clearance Permit requirements. Monitoring of translocation sites was conducted at two, six and twelve weeks periods.