Beach Energy marine discharge consent application

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.

Latest updates 

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.

Read the public notice and the decision 

The application

This page has information about Beach Energy’s application for marine discharge consent and includes the application documents.

Decision makers and procedures

View information about the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed to decide the application.

Correspondence to and from the DMC

View correspondence to and from the Decision-making Committee (DMC), and minutes and directions from the DMC.

Submissions

View the submissions and public notice for Beach Energy's application for marine discharge consent.

Reports and advice

View the reports and advice sought in relation to Beach Energy's marine discharge application.

Evidence

View the evidence provided by Beach Energy and submitters.

The Hearing

View information about the the hearing for Beach Energy's application for a marine discharge consent including procedures, transcripts and presentations.

Contact the Beach Energy Application Team

This page has contact information for the Beach Energy marine discharge consent application team.

Previous updates

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Decision

On 27 October 2020, the Decision-making Committee granted subject to conditions, a marine discharge consent to Beach Energy.