Approvals and notification of well operations
The operator must, prior to commencement of a well operation, ensure that a risk assessment has been prepared to assesses the risk of accidental release of substances and materials (oil, gas or H2S) that may lead to a major accident.
If the risk assessment shows that there is a risk of release that may lead to a major accident, the operator must apply for approval from the Danish Working Environment Authority pursuant to section 28 a of the Offshore Safety Act prior to commencement of the well operation.
To obtain the Danish Working Environment Authority's approval for the well operation, the operator must submit a completed application at least 6 weeks before the start of the operation. We have prepared a form to help ensure that the required information is submitted to us.
In the event of significant changes to the approved well operation, the operator must submit a description of the changes for approval before operations can continue.
Notification of well operation
A well operation that does not entail the risk of accidental release of substances and materials that could lead to a major accident, does not need to be approved. However it must be notified to the Danish Working Environment Authority by the operator pursuant to section 28 b of the Offshore Safety Act.
The risk assessment of a well operation therefore decides if the well operation needs to be approved by the Danish Working Environment Authority.