Aventus specialises in providing environmental, safety and well integrity approvals and advice, auditing to the upstream petroleum and broader energy industry, covering all onshore and offshore activities. This includes:

  • Exploration (geophysical and geotechnical surveys, drilling);
  • Construction/Development/Installation;
  • Operations; and
  • Decommissioning.

We provide titleholders and contractors with high-quality advice, prepare regulatory approvals documentation. Aventus undertakes tailored stakeholder engagement and conducts on-the-ground audits and inspections using our in-depth industry experience.

Our services do not end once your regulatory approvals are in place. We will not only get your project approved, but we’ll support you right through your project and operations. Through the development of health, safety and environmental (HSE) management systems, compliance auditing, workforce education and regulatory reporting.

Aventus Consulting Energy Experts

Why Aventus?

Aventus does not work on roads, rail, mines, ports or other infrastructure projects. We focus on what we love and know best – working with the energy industry’s complex and specialised approvals processes.

  • Our consultants are passionate about the energy industry.
  • We are industry experts.
  • We are highly experienced.

Our senior consultants all have extensive experience working on staff within oil and gas companies. Therefore we are highly cognisant of our clients’ needs, with a keen understanding of how the industry works. We use this in-depth industry knowledge and experience to guide our clients through what can seem like a complex maze.

Importantly, Aventus has the practical experience to oversee on-site implementation of environmental and safety management commitments. Whether this is an onshore or offshore drill rig, offshore production platform, seismic vessel, pipelay barge, gas plant, construction vessel or on a pipeline construction right-of-way. This ensures that our clients achieve their environmental and safety objectives most efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our size means we are agile and responsive, and we provide real value for many clients.

Meet our team

Join our team and have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects for the energy industry.

Contact Aventus:

Giulio Pinzone
Giulio PinzoneDirector & Principal Environmental Consultant
B. App. Sci (NRM)
B. Sc (Hons)
Exemplar Global EMS Lead Auditor

Giulio Pinzone has 20 years’ experience in environmental impact assessment, specialising in the upstream petroleum industry. Giulio has worked on staff for a major oil and gas explorer and producer in Western Australia and a junior explorer in Melbourne, and founded Aventus in 2009.
Giulio is a qualified Lead Auditor in the EMS Auditor Scheme and has undertaken over 50 environmental compliance audits.
Giulio prides himself on developing good working relationships with project stakeholders. He derives a deep sense of job satisfaction in obtaining timely project approvals for his clients and values spending time in the field to continually expand his industry knowledge and expertise.

Phil Harrick
Phil HarrickPrincipal HSE & Risk Consultant
B. Sc (Chemistry)
Grad Dip Chemical Engineering
Master of Technology (Risk Management)
Graduate Diploma (Corporate Governance and Applied Risk Management)
Completing a doctorate in HSE Systems

Phil Harrick is a highly experienced HSE professional with over 35 years’ experience in the upstream and downstream petroleum industry. Phil prepares and reviews Safety Cases, Safety Case Revisions, Well Operations Management Plans (WOMPs), Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs) and Emergency Response Plans (ERPs). Phil facilitates risk assessment workshops, undertakes HSE due diligence assessments and provides strategic advice regarding all HSE-related matters.

Sandra Hurt
Sandra HurtSenior Environmental Consultant
BSc & MSc (Marine Ecology)

Sandra has over 10 years of experience in applied ecological research and environmental consulting, having undertaken environmental impact assessment for numerous mining, oil and gas projects.
Sandra has specific expertise with marine survey development and EIAs in a diverse range of marine and estuarine environments, including using statistical multivariate techniques to analyse and interpret short- and long-term environmental and biological data.

Lachlan McLennan
Lachlan McLennanEnvironmental Consultant
B. Sc/B. A (Hons)

Lachlan started with Aventus in January 2019 and is quickly learning about about all matters environment in the energy industry.
Lachlan’s key roles include undertaking EIA and stakeholder consultation. Prior to starting at Aventus, Lachlan worked as an HSE Consultant conducting hazardous materials evaluations (primarily asbestos) for the Victorian Schools Building Authority and industrial hygiene services (such as air quality monitoring).

Pepper Shepherd
Pepper ShepherdPrincipal HSE & Risk Consultant
B. Commerce (Human Resource Management)
B. Arts (Psychology)
Masters (Occupational Health and Safety)

Pepper is an HSE consultant with 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, from upstream exploration and drilling, projects and construction, production and operations, to downstream fuel transport and distribution.
Pepper provides HSE management, regulatory compliance, integrated management systems (IMS) development and auditing support. Pepper develops, implements and audits Safety Cases, Environment Plans, Well Operations Management Plans and IMS and has developed IMS to meet the requirements of AS 4801/ISO 18001 (OHS Management Systems), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).

Siobhan Mulvahil
Siobhan MulvahilMarketing Manager
B.A (Communication & Media Studies)
Cert. Bus
Cert. Digital Marketing

Siobhan has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communication within a wide range of business categories. Siobhan is highly experienced with building, implementation and managing communication with various projects and organisations. With skills in both marketing & communication management as well as working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Siobhan is able to develop communication strategy and also create marketing and communication materials.

Environmental Impact Assessments
As of March 2019

Giving back: Aventus believes in assisting the sick and those less fortunate in society, and in protecting and restoring degraded environments. To this effect, we have donated over $30,000 to charities in the areas of environment, health and well-being since 2009.