Environment

Offshore Environment Unit

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

Listed below are details of the environmental statements received by the Department of Trade and Industry for projects which are subjected to environmental assessment under the above-mentioned regulations. The purpose of this list is to show the availability of these environmental statements and the contact details for information.

It remains the duty of the company undertaking the project to publish information concerning these projects in appropriate newspapers required by clause 9(f) of the regulations.

The following are for environmental statements where the public notice period has ended but the consents have not yet been issued

Those entries in blue italic are for environmental statements where the public notice period has ended but the consents have not yet been issued

Date ES Received Company Project Type Project Name UKCS Block DTI Project Number Contact Name and Telephone Number
05 Jul 2002 SHELL U.K. EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION LIMITED Development CARRACK FIELD DEVELOPMENT 49/9a D/1534/2002 Oliver Kleyn Tel: 01502 522175
04 Jul 2002 BHP BILLITON PETROLEUM GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED Development DOUGLAS WEST 110/13 D/1582/2002 Nigel McKim Tel: 01352 842200
04 Jul 2002 GAZ DE FRANCE BRITAIN E&P LIMITED Development ANGLIA FIELD DEVELOPMENT 48/18b D/1597/2002 Neil  Hollingworth  Tel:    020  7067  4410
06 Jun 2002 AGIP (U.K.) LIMITED Well   164/27 W/1578/2002 John  Rintoul    Telephone:    01224  402000
31 May 2002 BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED Development SCHIEHALLION PHASE 4 204/20 D/1567/2002 Patrick Angert Telephone: 01224 833890
30 May 2002 MARATHON OIL NORTH SEA (G.B.) LIMITED Development BRAEMAR FIELD DEVELOPMENT 16/3b D/1552/2002 Alan Ward Tel: 01224 803987
03 May 2002 BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED Development ATLANTIC & CROMARTY 14/26a D/1530/2002 Dr  M  Wheeler    Tel:  01224  833767
30 Apr 2002 ENTERPRISE OIL PLC Development HOWE FIELD DEVELOPMENT 22/12a D/1548/2002 Neil Fowler Tel: 01224 286000
19 Apr 2002 ATP OIL & GAS (UK) LIMITED Development HELVELLYN 47/10 D/1531/2002 Graham Walters Tel: 01483 307200
02 Apr 2002 BURLINGTON RESOURCES (IRISH SEA) LIMITED Development RIVERS FIELD DEVELOPMENT 110/7a D/1520/2002 Jayesh  Patel    Tel:  0207  2084646
28 Mar 2002 BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED Well   49/30a W/1519/2002 Neville  Morrison    Tel:  01224  833192
26 Mar 2002 PETRO-CANADA UK LIMITED Development CLAPHAM 21/24 D/1510/2002 Graeme Simpson Tel: 01224 565631 Fax: 01224 565668
15 Mar 2002 AMERADA HESS LIMITED Well   204/21 W/1508/2002 Ronald  Reid  Tel:  01224  243019    Fax:  01224  243212
08 Mar 2002 TUSCAN ENERGY (SCOTLAND) LIMITED Development ARDMORE 30/24 D/1504/2002 Terry  Kimber  Tel:  01224  355550    Fax:  01224  355551
07 Mar 2002 BG INTERNATIONAL (CNS) LIMITED Development SW SEYMOUR 22/5b D/1502/2002 Walter Simpson Tel: 01224 202006

Academia

We liaise with academic institutions on a number of research issues relating to the environmental aspects of offshore oil and gas activities:-

Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Southampton Oceanographic Centre
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
NERC - Natural Environmental Research Council
Sea Mammal Research Unit
MarLin

European institutions

We liaise with EU institutions in order to influence the decision making process relating to proposed environmental regulations that will have an impact on the UKCS:

EU Commission
European Parliament
OSPAR Commission

NGOs (Non Governmental Organisations)

Below is the list of the NGOs we liase with when proposing new, or changes to existing legislation and associated guidance notes.

They also form part of the UK Offshore Forum - a tripartite forum involving Government, the offshore oil & gas industry and environmental Non Governmental Organisations to consider environmental issues connected with offshore oil and gas activities.

Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability
Marine Conservation Society
RSPB - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Wildlife Trusts
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
WWF International - World Widelife Fund - International
WWF UK - World Wildelife Fund - United Kingdom

Other Government Departments

We consult with the Other Government Departments (OGDs) on a variety of environmental issues affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. This includes:-

A number of OGDs also participate in the Government and Industry Forum - a bilateral forum involving Government and the offshore oil and gas industry to consider environmental issues connected with offshore oil and gas activities.

Cabinet Office

CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Crown Estate Office
DANI - Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland
DENI - Department of Environment for Northern Ireland
DETR - Department of Environment and Transport in the Regions
EA - Environment Agency English Nature
FCO - Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FRS - Fisheries Research Services
HM Customs and Excise HM Treasury
HSE - Health & Safety Executive Inland Revenue
JNCC - Joint Nature Conservation Committee
MAFF - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
MCA - Marine Coastguard Agency
MoD - Ministry of Defence
NA Wales - National Assembly for Wales
NIO - Northern Ireland Office
SEPA - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
SERAD - Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department
SNH - Scottish Natural Heritage
SPELLD - Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department
The Countryside Agency
The Countryside Council for Wales

We also liaise with Local Authorities as appropriate when applications are received seeking authorisation for PGT Pipeline Works.

UK Operator Suppliers

We liaIse with the Operators and Suppliers when dealing with our day-to-day operations. This includes the evaluation of PON 15 and Environmental Statement applications seeking consent for activities on existing fields and proposed new developments and applications seeking authorisation from PGT Pipeline Works.

They are consulted for their views on OSPAR Commission and EU proposals for environmental regulations, so that the needs of UKCS Operators are taken into account during international and national negotiations.

A number of UK Operators also participate in the UK Offshore Forum - a tripartite forum involving Government, the offshore oil and gas industry and environmental Non-Governmental Organisations to consider environmental issues connected with offshore oil and gas activities.

European Institutions

We liaise with EU Institutions in order to influence the decision making process relating to proposed environmental regulations that will have an impact on the UKCS:-

EU Commission
European Parliament
OSPAR Commission


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