Oil and gas - guidance

Environment reporting and regulation - Oil and gas: environmental data

Researchers can review records of applications and statements, including PON15s, submitted to DECC as required by environmental regulations.

Overview

Here you will find data on the Environmental Statements and Petroleum Operations Notice 15 - PON15s - submitted to DECC with regard to the listed regulations.

Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985 (as amended)

To view received applications, please contact either Marine Scotland (Scottish waters) or CEFAS (English and Welsh waters).

Marine Scotland
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
Victoria Road
Torry
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB

tel: 01224 295581
email: env_prot@marlab.ac.uk

CEFAS
Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 0HT

tel: 01621 787200
email: ogc@cefas.co.uk

The Offshore combustion installations (Pollution prevention and control) regulations 2013

Merchant shipping (oil pollution preparedness, response co-operation convention) regulations 1998

Offshore petroleum activities (oil pollution prevention and control) regulations 2005 (as amended)

OPPC term permit - applications received

Offshore chemicals regulations 2002

PON15D production applications

PON15B, C, E and F applications

European Union emission trading scheme regulations 2003 (EU ETS)

Applications under consultation and decisions

The offshore petroleum production and pipelines (assessment of environmental effects) regulations 1999

Under consultation

Decisions

PON15B, C and D applications

Offshore petroleum production and pipelines (assessment of environmental effects) (amendment) regulations 2007

Listed below are details of projects that have been assessed by the Secretary of State since the above Regulations came into force on the 16 April 2007 and been determined as not likely to have any significant impact on the environment and therefore exempt from the obligation to submit a formal application for a direction and undertake an environmental impact assessment.

Such exemptions are currently restricted to minor pipeline works that are located entirely within existing safety zones around offshore facilities, on the grounds that these works will not have any significant impact on the environment, commercially exploited marine resources, protected habitats or species, or other users of the sea.

These regulations also apply to the renewal of a production consent where the consent relates to the term of the consent being extended but without any other variation in the conditions attached to the consent.

Offshore petroleum activities (conservation of habitats) regulations 2001

PON14 applications

If you wish to view any of the applications mentioned then please contact the Oil Company direct and they will make available (for a small handling charge) a copy of the statement/application required.

Energy Act part 4a

PON 1 Data

The following spreadsheet presents data about oil and chemical releases that took place between 2005 and 2012. Petroleum Operations Notices (PONs) are used to report oil and chemical releases. PON 1 is used to report oil and chemical releases and Permitted Discharge Notifications (PDNs) from offshore installations and pipelines.

Readers should be aware that HSE and DECC publish Hydrocarbon Release data on their website in accordance with regulatory reporting requirements. HSE and DECC have different regulatory responsibilities and this is reflected in the incident reports received.

Hydrocarbon Release data submitted to HSE is primarily concerned with gaseous and flammable liquid releases capable of causing serious injury or fatality or a major accident. Where required to be reported it is the total quantity released that is reported regardless of whether the hydrocarbon enters the sea. This data is available here

DECC, as the offshore environmental regulator, requires operators to submit details of all chemical and oil releases/spills to sea, regardless of quantity. It is only the quantity of oil or chemical released/spilled to sea that is reported. This information is submitted by operators using a Petroleum Operations Notice 1 (PON1). The PON1 does not record gaseous releases. This data is available below.

As a result of the above reporting requirements there may be incidents that are reported independently to HSE or DECC or on some occasions to both, depending on circumstances. Quantities reported may also vary as DECC is only notified of quantities spilled to sea with the potential to cause pollution.

Overall PON1 data

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PON1 2010 data

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PON1 2009 data

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PON1 2008 data

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PON1 2007 data

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