Frogs International - Environmental Management and Consultancy
Maarten Smies is a highly and widely experienced environmental (and HSE) management advisor with twenty years of direct experience in the exploration and production of oil and gas business and with nine years of earlier environmental experience. Until recently he was EP Global Environment Lead with Shell International Exploration & Production. He has carried out substantial in-country projects in Nigeria, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaire/Congo, Colombia, the UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Russia and Kazakstan and completed senior postings to Oman, the UAE and Iran. In addition, he has had considerable involvement in external affairs and the environmental/external affairs interface and engagement in sustainable development and in learning and development in environmental management.
We are a niche orientated independent environmental management consultancy with a wealth of global experience; we have run environmental management projects in Africa (Nigeria, Gabon, Tanzania, Angola and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), Asia (India, Indonesia, Kazakstan, Thailand), America (United States, Canada, Colombia), Europe (Russia) for the exploration and production of oil and gas. In addition, we have completed senior environmental (and HSE) management postings to the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Our specialist services include general environmental management, impact assessment, environmental assurance of investment projects, environmental data management and environmental learning and development.
You can find an overview of our recent projects here.
We provide a range of independent specialist services for environmental management.
However, you need to realise that we are a small, niche orientated company and that we cannot take on major projects. We are able to manage major projects for you, but we would then need to engage others to assist, if such assistance would be required.
So, we see our role to work with you at a smaller scale. We can be part of your organisation and fullfil a temporary environmental (or HSE, or HSE and Sustainable Development, or HSE and Social Performance) management function. This can be a full-time or a part-time position, depending on the actual requirements.
Alternatively, there will be opportunities to provide focussed environmental management and consultancy services. These can range widely. Below we propose a number of potential roles under various subject headings.