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Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015

The Offshore Safety Directive, which was finalised under the Irish Presidency of the EU in June 2013, is the European Union response to minimise the risk of offshore accidents throughout the union following its review of offshore oil and gas operations in Europe prompted by the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.  The Offshore Safety Directive seeks to ensure a consistent implementation of best regulatory practices in all European jurisdictions with offshore oil and gas activities and to strengthen the Union's preparedness and response capacity to deal with an emergency that would potentially affect union citizens, or the environment. the requirements of the directive have been transposed into Irish Law by the Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015.

The Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) accompanying the Bill is available here.

Legislation Documents



Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015 (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015.pdfPetroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 201521/07/2015 23:00:00pdf559542