Oil Spill Contingency Plans
Maritime New Zealand reviews each OSCP.
The environmental risk is assessed based on the oil or gas product that is going to be produced. This risk assessment helps to pre-plan the best possible response options in case there is an accidental spill.
An approved OSCP shows that the operator of the oil or gas facility has:
- minimised the risk of an accidental oil spill and
- detailed emergency response plans in place in case a spill does occur
Well Control Contingency Plans (WCCP)
Operators of offshore installations involved in drilling exploration wells are required to provide a WCCP as part of their oil spill contingency plan.
MNZ has produced the following guidance material that will assist operators with what should be included in their WCCP.