Regulation

The UK has the world’s most stringent onshore drilling control regulations – ones to which we’re more than happy to comply. It simply isn’t in our interests to be anything other than focused on absolute compliance and exemplary health and safety performance.

We’re regulated by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Environment Agency, the Health and Safety Executive and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as well as the conditions set out in our planning consent.

There are numerous standards and guidelines that we have to conform to, irrespective of the type of well drilled, and we’re subject to regular inspections (both planned and unannounced) to ensure that we are fully compliant.

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