Beach Energy marine discharge consent application
Decision Date: 27 October 2020
On 25 March 2020, Beach Energy Resources NZ (Holdings) Limited (“Beach Energy”) lodged a marine discharge consent application.
The application is for the discharge of trace amounts of harmful substances from deck drains of a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) as offshore processing drainage (OPD).
The MODU will be used to drill exploration and appraisal wells in the Canterbury Basin within Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) area PEP38264. The duration of the consent sought is until November 2029.
This application relates only to the discharge of trace amounts of harmful substances, from the deck drains of any MODU used. No other activities related to the applicant’s exploration programme are the subject of this application.
3 November 2020: Decision
On 27 October 2020, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) granted, subject to conditions, an application for marine discharge consent to Beach Energy for offshore processing drainage.