In 2017, the Government strengthened the regulatory framework for the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures and pipelines in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This includes a new requirement for operators to provide a decommissioning plan before applying for a decommissioning-related marine consent.
We are now seeking feedback on the proposed requirements of the decommissioning regulations. The regulations will set out the requirements for the decommissioning plan and the approval process and criteria.
Submissions closed on 21 September 2018.