Application for consent to conduct a seismic survey and a geophysical and environmental site survey proposed by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited who currently hold Licensing Option LO 16/23 and PPL7/16.
An application for consent for a seismic survey and a geophysical and environmental site survey was received by the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 10 May 2019. The survey application was received from CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited within licensing option LO 16/23, granted by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment pursuant to Section 8 of the Petroleum Act 1960.
This application was posted on the Department's website on 29 May 2019 and the public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application up to the close of business on 30 June 2019.
Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.
Update 2 August, 2019
EIA Screening Assessment: Further Information Requested from Applicant
Having regard to, inter alia, the requirements of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended), in particular Article 4 thereof, and the observations received further to public consultation on the application submitted by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited ("CNOOC"), it is considered that further information is required from the applicant to enable an EIA screening assessment be carried out on the CNOOC application.
On 2nd August, the further information considered necessary to enable an EIA screening assessment and determination be made in respect of the CNOOC application was sought from the applicant.
When received, the additional information will be published on the Department website and further submissions invited to be made on the additional material during a supplemental consultation period of 14 days. Any submissions received will be taken into account in carrying out an EIA Screening Assessment in respect of this application.