Guidance

Decommissioning onshore oil and gas wells drilled before 1 October 2013

When you do not need a mining waste permit to manage the extractive waste from decommissioning onshore oil and gas wells drilled before 1 October 2013.

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If you’re decommissioning a well drilled before 1 October 2013, and you comply with the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS), you do not need a mining waste permit to manage the extractive waste generated.

Published 14 November 2016
Last updated 19 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Environment Agency has extended this RPS until 31 December 2019.
  2. First published.