Targe Environmental is a new kind of environmental consultancy. Set up in 2017, after a buy-out of the North Sea environmental consultancy business of Focus Oil & Gas we have developed our business model to ensure we are able to add value at every stage of the project lifecycle from concept through to decommissioning.
So why the name Targe? Well, (here’s the history bit) a Targe is a small round shield which between the early 17th Century until the Battle of Culloden, was the Scottish Highlander’s main defence in battle. Given our Celtic heritage, and the fact we are out to protect the environment and our clients’ environmental integrity, we thought it a suitably fitting name.
So, whilst our name might be steeped in tradition, the way we think about our consultancy business is not entirely what could be classed as traditional. Yes, we provide audit and compliance services, but we also like to think we are forward thinking and willing to challenge convention, especially when it comes to decommissioning.
Over the next 10 years Wood Mackenzie predict there will be 150 assets in the North Sea alone to be decommissioned. Our consultants have extensive experience in this arena. In fact, Ciara has been involved full time as an environmental consultant in the world leading single lift decommissioning operation. And, Colin has the expertise to interpret and publish the data that has been collated during operational, COP, dismantlement and ongoing obligations to meet stringent regulations involved within the industry.
But where we really challenge conventional thinking is the timing of when an asset becomes a liability. We have developed a comprehensive database of materials, their component parts, value, and where it possibly fits in relation to the waste hierarchy and how our clients then comply with current legislation.
Even better, by engaging with clients early at project inception we can advise on how they can reduce waste through better design and use of alternative materials that will ultimately minimise environmental impact and liability at the decommissioning phase.