Hearing – Environmental Impact Assessment Program for the Cessation of Operations at Ula and Tambar in the North Sea

On behalf of the license holders in production licenses 019 and 065, Aker BP, as the operator, hereby presents a proposal for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) program for the cessation of activities on the Ula and Tambar/Tambar East fields in the North Sea for public hearing.

The Petroleum Act requires the submission of a cessation plan two to five years before the expected cessation of production/operations or the expiration of the production license. The relevant production licenses are set to expire at the end of 2028. Based on the current production forecast and limited potential for new discoveries in the area, there will be no application for an extended license period for further production.

The Environmental Impact Assessment program has been developed in accordance with the latest guidelines for Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) and Plan for Operation and Development (POD) issued by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in 2022. In consultation with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the public hearing period has been set to 12 weeks. Any comments or remarks should be sent to Aker BP ASA at regulatory@akerbp.com with a copy to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy at postmottak@oed.dep.no by November 20, 2023.