The protection of the environment is a core business objective for IGas. We are committed to working with regulators to ensure that any activity is undertaken safely and with as little impact to the environment as possible. Throughout our operations and the lifecycle of our wells, robust safety measures are in place to protect the environment.
IGas operates an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System and by doing so demonstrates, via external assurance, that the systems and processes which we apply to our business in the management and determination of environmental risk are robust.
We work with the EA and the MPA to ensure that we adhere to high standards through a series of formal and informal audits, review and general discussion with the MPAs and other key regulators.
Read more about biodiversity, water, waste and recycling on pages 30-33 in our 2019 Annual Report http://igasplc.com/media/40898/4724-igas-energy-ara-2019_hyperlink.pdf
The main UK legal regulations covering well design, construction and decommissioning are:
• Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc.) Regulations 1996 (“DCR”);
• Borehole Sites & Operations Regulations 1995 (“BSOR”);
• Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (“DSEAR”); and
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (“PUWER”).
(For further information read the UK Onshore Shale Gas Well Guidelines here)