BP gets consent to drill deepwater North Uist well

Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has subjected BP’s application, including the environmental impact and emergency-response plans, to detailed and extensive scrutiny, and the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken a thorough examination of the well design and drilling plan, and has no objections to the proposals.

The North Uist well, in Block 213/25c, is 125km north west of the Shetland Isles in a water depth of approximately 1.29m.