Oil and gas: environmental data
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)
PO Box 101
tel: 01224 295581
tel: 01621 787200
The Offshore combustion installations (Pollution prevention and control) regulations 2013
- New Permit Public Notices
- New Permit Decision Notices
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
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
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.
Please direct any queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org