i3 Energy has submitted environmental statement (ES) and field development plan (FDP) for its 100% operated Liberator field located offshore UK.
The Liberator ES has been submitted to the Department for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for review and public consultation.
The ES addresses potential environmental impacts from the Liberator development and is an important element in the approval process for the Liberator FDP. The ES, in addition to the review by BEIS, has been sent for comment to appropriate stakeholders as well as being published for public consultation, the company noted.
i3 has also, as requested by the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), submitted its FDP for the Liberator development to OGA and will continue with the review process through the coming weeks.
John Woods, i3’s chief developments officer, said: “Submission of the Liberator field environmental statement for public and BEIS review marks another important milestone for i3 with respect to project delivery. Further, with the FDP review process, we continue to make excellent progress through the planning and approvals required to allow us to execute the field development during 2018.”
Located in License P.1987, 64 km north-east of Aberdeen, the Liberator field was discovered by Dana Petroleum in November 2013.The field is immediately adjacent to the Repsol Sinopec-operated Blake field and only 2 km from Blake’s producing drill center.