You are here:

Public consultation on application for rig-site geophysical survey in south-west Kinsale, Ballycotton and Seven Heads Gasfields by PSE Kinsale Energy Limited (Kinsale Energy)

Application for consent to conduct a rig-site geophysical in the south-west Kinsale, Ballycotton and Seven Heads Gasfields, Celtic Sea, Ireland proposed by PSE Kinsale Energy Limited (Kinsale Energy) who currently hold the Kinsale Petroleum Lease (OPL-1) and the Seven Heads Petroleum Lease.

An application for consent to conduct a rig-site geophysical in the south-west Kinsale, Ballycotton and Seven Heads Gasfields, Celtic Sea, Ireland has been received by the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 6 March 2020.

The survey application has been received from PSE Kinsale Energy Limited (Kinsale Energy), within the Kinsale Petroleum Lease (OPL-1) and the Seven Heads Petroleum Lease, granted by the Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment pursuant to Section 8 of the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act 1960.

The public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application. Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.

This application was posted on the Department's website on 13 March 2020 and any submission received by close of business on 13 April 2020 will be considered by the Minister.

 

Update 6 April 2020 – Extension to Consultation Period

The public consultation period for this application has now been extended until close of business on 24 April.

 

Update 14 May 2020

Further to Regulation 42 (3) (b) of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011-15 as amended (Birds and Habitats Regulations), PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd. have been directed to provide further information to enable screening for Appropriate Assessment be carried out on the application for the rig-site geophysical survey in the south-west Kinsale, Ballycotton and Seven Heads gas fields.

When received, the additional information will be published on the Department's website and further submissions will be invited on the additional material for the purposes of the AA Screening Assessment. Any submissions received will be taken into account in any AA Screening Determination made in respect of this application.

 

Update 9 June 2020

Further to Regulation 42 (3) of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011-15 as amended (Birds and Habitats Regulations), PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd. were directed to provide further information to enable screening for Appropriate Assessment be carried out on the application for the rig-site geophysical survey in the south-west Kinsale, Ballycotton and Seven Heads gas fields. The applicant, as requested by the Department, provided additional information to the department so that an Appropriate Assessment could be carried out. This additional information has been published on the Department's website on 9 June 2020.

The public are invited to make submissions in relation to the additional information until 23 June 2020. Submissions should be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.

Consultation Documents

 

 

Kinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Pre-survey Fisheries Assessmenthttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/33/consultations/Kinsale_Area_rig_site_geophysical survey_Pre_surveyFisheriesAssessment.pdfKinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Pre-survey Fisheries Assessment13/03/2020 00:00:00pdf3713744
Kinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Appropriate Assessment Screening Reporthttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/33/consultations/Kinsale_Energy_Kinsale_Area_rig_site_geophysical_survey_AAScreening.pdfKinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Appropriate Assessment Screening Report13/03/2020 00:00:00pdf3879768
Kinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Application formhttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/33/consultations/Kinsale_Energy_Kinsale_Area_rig_site_geophysical_survey_Applicationform.pdfKinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Application form13/03/2020 00:00:00pdf1433634
Kinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Cover letterhttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/33/consultations/Kinsale_Energy_Kinsale_Area_rig_site_geophysical_survey_Cover_letter.pdfKinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - Cover letter13/03/2020 00:00:00pdf281612
Kinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - EIA https://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/33/consultations/Kinsale_Energy_Kinsale_Area_rig_site_geophysical_survey_EIA.pdfKinsale Energy - Kinsale Area rig-site geophysical survey - EIA 13/03/2020 00:00:00pdf3662594

Consultation Submissions