The OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV) application is for a marine discharge consent to discharge trace amounts of harmful substances, contained in offshore processing drainage, from hazardous and non-hazardous deck drains from one of more Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU), as part of an exploration drilling programme of up to 12 wells. The 12 proposed wells, where the discharges from the MODU may occur, are located offshore Taranaki over six permit areas. OMV are seeking a duration of consent to 31 December 2025.
Latest website update on proposal:
The decision on the OMV marine discharge consent application was made by the decision-making committee on 4 October 2018.