Press release

Oil Pollution Emergency Plan for the Elgin gas field published by DECC

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Approval of the Total E&P UK Offshore OPEP for the Central Graben Area, which covers the Elgin gas field.

  • Total E&P UK
  • Central Graben Area Offshore
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP)

The Total E&P UK Offshore OPEP for the Central Graben Area, which covers the Elgin gas field, was approved by the Department on 23 January 2012.

The Department is publishing a redacted version of the plan. The redactions cover personal data and telephone numbers.

Every offshore installation must have an OPEP approved by the Department and covers activities such as production installations and drilling rigs carrying out exploration and production operations.

The OPEP is a pollution response document that provides clear and concise procedures for personnel to follow should an oil pollution incident occur from specific offshore installations.

The department publishes on the web site information relating to all OPEPs submitted for approval.


Updates


The Offshore Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

A copy of the Total E & P UK LTD amended offshore Oil Pollution Emergency Plan for the Central Graben Area, incorporating the dynamic top kill operation, is available below:

This OPEP has been redacted for any personal information and any operations which are as yet unapproved.

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