17/08/2018 - News

Publication Notice - Increase in Production

Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipelines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 (as amended) 

Glenlivet Field, Increase in Production 

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been informed that Total E&P UK Limited has submitted a letter of application to the Oil and Gas Authority in relation to a proposed increase in production from Glenlivet gas field located approximately 45 miles north-west of mainland Shetland at  61° 04’ 36.27’’ N; 02° 05’ 25.28’’ W.  In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulations, this letter of application is supported by an Environmental Statement, copies of which may be inspected between 10 am and 4 pm on business days at Total E&P UK Limited, Total House, Tarland Road, Westhill, AB32 6JZ until close of business on 17/09/2018. Copies of the Environmental Statement may also be obtained from the same address or may be viewed at www.uk.total.com (see below).

Interested parties have until the date specified above to make representations in relation to the submission to the Secretary of State.  All representations should quote the Department’s reference number D/4223/2018 and may be made by letter or e-mail to:

Environmental Management Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning
AB1 Building
Crimon Place
Aberdeen, AB10 1BJ
Email:EMT@beis.gov.uk

Copies of representations may be made publicly available.  Following receipt of all representations the Secretary of State will either agree to the grant or refusal of the consent (with or without conditions).  Notice of the Secretary of State’s decision will then be published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, and on the GOV.UK website.  

Within six weeks from the date of publication of the Secretary of State’s decision to agree to the grant of consent, an approval as referred to in regulation 11 or the imposition of a relevant requirement in respect of the project as referred to in regulation 11, any person aggrieved by the decision may apply to the Court. The Court may grant an order quashing the grant of consent, the approval or the imposition of the requirement where it is satisfied the action was done in contravention of the requirement to consider the Environmental Statement, any other relevant information or any representations received from relevant authorities or other interested parties. The court may also grant such an order where the interests of the aggrieved person have been prejudiced by a failure to comply with any other requirement of the Regulations. Pending determination of the application by an aggrieved person, the court may by interim order, stay the operation of the consent, the approval or the requirement.

Click here to download the Environmental Statement