Environmental Protection

2009-12-172009-08-212009-12-22PETROLEUM ACT 1998TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk267251717

Department of Energy & Climate Change

THE OFFSHORE PETROLEUM PRODUCTION AND PIPE-LINES (ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS) REGULATIONS 1999 AND PETROLEUM ACT 1998

Pursuant to Regulations 5(8) of the above Regulations, the Secretary of State hereby gives notice that being content that the requirements of the above Regulations have been satisfied, consent has been granted to the Operator listed below to the getting of petroleum, the drilling of a well or construction of installations and pipelines. This is subject to the Operators conducting operations in accordance with the relevant environmental statement or any supplementary information provided.

DECC Ref Operator Project Title Quad/Block Environmental Statement Received Date Review Completed
W/4059/2009 BHP Billiton Petroleum Limited Bel Air Exploration Well 110/13 21 August 2009 17 December 2009

Having regard to the environmental statements prepared in respect of the projects and the comments received from those consulted, the Secretary of State has assessed the project as not likely to have significant effects on the environment and that adequate mitigations of any potential environmental impacts, are presented in the environmental statement.

Any person aggrieved by the issue of a consent, on the grounds that the requirements of the Regulations have not been met, may apply to the Courts for the decision to be quashed, but must do so within six weeks of the decision being published.

Further details of the decisions can be viewed on the Oil and Gas Directorate website by clicking on: -

“Environmental statements reviewed” under Decisions, to be found at https://www.og.decc.gov.uk/environment/permits/FieldOperator.htm

Alternatively, hard copies of the details of the decisions made can be obtained by e-mailing the Environmental Management Team emt@decc.gsi.gov.uk.