Heike Pflästerer

Environmental and social performance management

Heike Pflästerer is an advisor on environmental and social performance management related to the onshore and offshore petroleum sector. Her professional experience includes numerous impact assessments and strategic assessments as well as ensuring the implementation of mitigation commitments and performance monitoring in accordance with international lender requirements. She holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Bremen.

Her recent work includes the development of guidelines for environmental impact assessments for Lebanon's offshore petroleum operations, capacity building for Lebanon's authorities related to impact assessments and regulatory compliance monitoring, and a strategic environmental assessment for petroleum operations in Zanzibar. These assignments were undertaken for the authorities of the jurisdictions, with support from Norwegian environmental authorities, and Heike has been project manager or deputy project manager for Eureka Energy Partners in these projects. Together with Bjørn Kristoffersen, she completed the Strategic Environmental Assessment for petroleum operations in Uganda's Albertine Graben. She has also made key contributions on behalf of project owners, such as for the trans-national Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) being planned to move Ugandan oil to a terminal at the Indian Ocean.

Heike Pflästerer was engaged with Statoil (now Equinor) during 2002-2009. She held managerial and senior advisory positions with responsibilities for health, safety, environmental and social issues in relation to developments in the Alaskan and Russian Arctic, Venezuela and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. In addition to being a partner with Eureka, she has worked through her own firm ECONCEPT Dr. Heike Pflästerer, through which she has completed a number of international assignments since 2009. She has been a guest lecturer for offshore environmental and social issues at the University of Stavanger.

Heike Pflästerer lives in Germany, of which she is a native.