The application

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

Summary of the application

On 25 March 2020, Beach Energy Resources NZ (Holdings) Limited (“Beach Energy”) lodged an application with us for a marine discharge consent.

Beach Energy is applying to discharge trace amounts of harmful substances from the deck drains of a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) as offshore processing drainage. The duration of the consent sought is until 7 November 2029.

The MODU will be used to drill exploration and appraisal wells in the Canterbury Basin within Petroleum Exploration Permit area PEP38264, within the Canterbury Basin. 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.

A full description of the proposal and a map showing the location of the proposed activities is included in the Impact Assessment that accompanies the application.

View Beach Energy's cover letter for the application (pdf 67KB)

View the application form for marine discharge consent (pdf 207KB)

Read the Impact assessment including appendices (pdf 4.6MB)

Read Beach Energy's response to EPA's request for further information on 29 April 2020 (pdf 288KB)

EPA completeness assessment

On 24 April 2020, we determined that Beach Energy’s application documents comply with section 38 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (EEZ Act) and therefore are complete under section 40 for the reasons set out in the following decision memorandum.

Read the EPA completeness decision memorandum (pdf 369KB)