Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) is a consortium of four
major oil companies in Australia (BP, Mobil, Caltex and Shell).
The AIP Program addresses the issues facing the oil industry,
constrained with limited information/policies on petroleum
Recognising this constraint, CRC CARE brought together a team of
experts (oil industry, environment and health regulators,
scientists and industry practitioners) to develop nationally
harmonised policies and guidance on assessment and remediation of
petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites in Australia.
The current focus of the program is producing guidance documents
- Site characterisation
- Health screening levels for petroleum hydrocarbons
- Monitored natural attenuation
- LNAPL remediation
The project was initiated to assess contamination and risk-based
management options for the now disused Port Stanvac oil refinery
site on the coast south of Adelaide.
The primary concern at the site is the risk from petroleum
hydrocarbon contamination and the threat this represents to public
and ecological receptors.
Through this project CRC CARE brought together researchers from
the Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation
(UniSA), Coffey Environments Pty Ltd and Flinders University to
undertake contaminant characterisation and develop risk-based
management options for the refinery site.