OMV GSB Limited

OMV GSB Limited have lodged a marine discharge consent application.

The application, lodged on 14 February 2019, is for the discharge of trace amounts of harmful substances from deck drains of a Mobile Offshore Drilling unit, as offshore processing drainage.

The discharge will take place within Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) area PEP50119 within the Great South Basin, offshore Otago. The duration of the consent is sought to the end of 2030.

Latest update 18 July 2019

Hearing schedule and bullet points of key issues and reasons 

The hearing schedule that outlines the dates and times parties are to appear at the hearing has been issued. A list of bullet points of key issues and reasons that will be covered in representations from submitters is also available. 

View the hearing schedule and list of bullet points of key issues and reasons

Decision-making Committee Minute 4 - 17 July 2019

The Decision-making Committee (DMC) has issued Minute 4 in relation to Greenpeace's application to film the first day of the hearing. 

View Minute 4 on application to film during the hearing

Submitter evidence - 10 July 2019

Submitter evidence was due on 10 July 2019, however no submitter evidence was received.

Applicant evidence - 3 July 2019

Applicant evidence was received on 3 July 2019. Submitter evidence is due by midday on 10 July 2019.

View the applicant’s evidence

Decision-making Committee Minute 3 - 3 July 2019

The applicant was due to provide their evidence to us on 2 July 2019. The applicant provided a memorandum to request an extension to provide evidence until 12pm 3 July 2019. The DMC issued Minute 3 accepting the late filing of applicant evidence and extending the deadline to supply submitter evidence until 12pm 10 July 2019.

Read the Decision-making Committee's Minute 3 and the applicant's memorandum

Decision-making Committee Minute 2 and Hearing Notice - 25 June 2019

On 25 June 2019, the DMC issued Minute 2 extending the time period by three working days to commence the hearing on 30 July 2019.

The DMC has released the hearing notice. The hearing will commence on Tuesday, 30 July 2019, at 9am at the Conference Ballroom, Distinction Dunedin, 6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin.

Read the Decision-making Committee's Minute 2

Read the OMV GSB Hearing Notice


The application

Learn more about OMV GSB's application for marine discharge consent and view the application documents.

Decision makers and procedures

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


View the submissions and public notice for OMV GSB's application for marine discharge consent.

Contact the OMV team

Contact information for OMV GSB's marine discharge consent application.

Reports and advice

View the reports and advice sought in relation to OMV GSB's marine discharge consent application.


View information about the hearing for OMV GSB's application for marine discharge consent.

Correspondence to and from the DMC

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

Evidence and expert conferencing

View the evidence provided by OMV GSB Limited and submitters, and the information relating to expert conferencing.