THE OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, UNLOADING AND
STORAGE (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2020
Cambo Field Development (Cambo)
Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited (SPE) has made an application for consent to the Oil and Gas
Authority (“the OGA”) in relation to the above project.
Summary of Project
The Cambo oil field lies within UKCS Blocks 204/4a, 204/5a, 204/9a and 204/10a, in the West of
Shetland region. The proposed development footprint is situated in water depths of between 1,050m
in the southeast to 1,100m in the northwest within the Faroe-Shetland Channel. The nearest coast line
is the Shetland Islands, located approximately 125 km to the east. The proposed Development lies
adjacent to the UK/Faroe Island transboundary line.
The subject of the environmental statement comprises a dedicated, moored Floating Production,
Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to produce hydrocarbons from two drill centres (comprising
eight new production wells and four water injection wells). Additionally, the Cambo 204/10a-5Y well,
drilled as an appraisal well in 2018, will also be completed for production. Oil will be exported via shuttle
tanker and gas will be exported via a gas export pipeline (situated at water depths of 1,085m to 190m)
extending 70 km to the southeast of the Cambo field, terminating at the West of Shetland Pipeline
(WOSPS). The Cambo field is expected to produce oil and gas for approximately 25 years. Offshore
development activities are currently due to commence at the Cambo field in 2021, with first drilling
operation currently planned in 2022. First oil is expected in 2025.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Consent Process
In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulations, the project is subject to an environmental impact
assessment procedure and regulation 13 applies as the project could have a significant effect on the
environment of the Faroe Islands.
The OGA is responsible for deciding whether or not to grant consent for the project, but agreement to
the grant of consent must be obtained from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy (“the Secretary of State”) prior to consent being granted. The Secretary of State’s decision
on whether to agree to the grant of consent is based on the environmental impact assessment for the
The range of possible decisions in response to the application of consent is:
(a) the Secretary of State agrees to the OGA’s grant of consent following the Secretary of State’s
conclusion regarding the environmental effects of the project, and the OGA grants consent, so the
project may proceed;
(b) the Secretary of State refuses to agree to the OGA’s grant of consent following the Secretary
of State’s conclusion regarding the environmental effects of the project, so the project may not
(c) the Secretary of State agrees to the OGA’s grant of consent following the Secretary of State’s
conclusion regarding the environmental effects of the project, but the OGA does not grant consent,
so the project may not proceed.
Where the Secretary of State agrees to the grant of consent, conditions that Siccar Point Energy E&P
Limited must comply with may be attached to the agreement, including environmental conditions to
avoid, prevent, reduce or offset any significant adverse effects on the environment, and measures to
monitor such conditions.
Notice of the decisions of the Secretary of State and OGA decisions for the project will be published at:
where information on the Secretary of State’s decision to agree to or refuse to agree to the grant of
consent will also be made available.
Access to Further Information
Copies of this notice, the summary of the project and the Environmental Statement can be viewed and
downloaded at https://www.siccarpointenergy.co.uk/news and at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/
the-2020-eia-regulations#environmental-impact-assessments-eia. Access shall remain at least
three months after the date on which the Secretary of State publishes the notice under Regulation
16(1) (publication of consent decisions).
A copy of the Environmental Statement and summary of the project may also be obtained by post or
email. Requests should be made by 10th July 2021 to:
Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Pinsent Masons LLP Or by telephone: +44 (0)1224 678 008
1 Park Row
Representations, comments or questions relating to the project may be made to the Secretary of State
by 10th July 2021. All representations should quote reference number D/4261/2021 and may be made
by letter or by email to:
Business Support Team
Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
A person aggrieved by the grant of consent for a project may use the procedure to apply for judicial
review regarding the decisions made in respect of this project. A court may allow proceedings to
challenge a decision made in respect of the Regulations.