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STOS 2017 applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent

​Shell Todd Oil Services has made an application to use a jack-up rig at its Māui platforms, in the South Taranaki Bight. The Environmental Protection Authority is the agency responsible for considering applications for marine and discharge consents for New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. You can come to this page to find updates about this application, and other relevant information.

Latest update - 27 June 2017

​The EPA has sought section 42 advice

On 12 June 2017 the EPA sought advice from STOS regarding the classifications of environmental impacts described in STOS' Environmental Impact Assessment. On 26 June 2017 the EPA received the response from STOS. 

The EPA has received further section 44 advice 

Published on 27 June 2017.

Read the response from Oil and Gas Solutions regarding the EPA's request for a technical review and analysis of the operational activities proposed in the STOS 2017 applications. 

Submissions have now closed

Published on 19 June 2017.

​Submissions on the Shell Todd Oil Services application have now closed. The index of submitters can be viewed using the link below:

​The EPA has sought section 44 advice 

Published on 1 June 2017.

Read the reports and advice commissioned by the Environmental Protection Authority regarding this application.

The application

Learn more about STOS' applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent and view the application documents


View the index of submitters and the analysis of submissions made on the STOS 2017 marine consent and marine discharge consent applications.

Decision-making Committee

The EPA Board appointed a Decision-making Committee to decide whether or not to grant the applications.

Reports, advice and evidence

Read the reports, advice and evidence provided to the EPA.


Key contacts at the EPA for STOS' applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent.