Interested parties can review records of applications and statements submitted to OPRED as required by environmental regulations.

Portal Environmental Tracking System (PETS) Applications

With the exception of Environmental Statements (ES) and Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEP), all applications for environmental approvals are now received and processed via the UK Energy Portal Environmental Tracking System (PETS), which replaced the previous Petroleum Operations Notice (PON) application system.

Summary lists of applications received and determined via PETS for each calendar year from 2014 (when the system went live), for drilling operations (DRA), production operations (PRA), pipeline operations (PLA), well intervention operations (WIA) and decommissioning operations (DCA), and for standalone applications (SA) for geological surveys or activities requiring a marine licence or navigational consent can be accessed online. There is a facility to download and filter these spreadsheets to enable specific applications to be more easily searched for and located. Lists of applications submitted and processed prior to 2014 and dealt with under the PON application system are included under the relevant regulations below.

The Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 EIA Regulations”)

Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipelines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 (as amended) – replaced by the 2020 EIA Regulations

Environmental Statements

A list of environmental statements received and still under consideration can be accessed using the link below:

A complete list of all environmental statements previously determined by the department can be accessed using the link below:

Applications for Directions

A list of applications submitted using PETS can be accessed using the following link:- PETS applications

Lists of PON15 applications submitted prior to the introduction of PETS can be accessed by year using the links below:

For more information, please visit: Oil and gas: environmental submissions and determinations – GOV.UK (

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