In order for a designated petroleum activity to be undertaken onshore or offshore in Ireland, the associated petroleum undertaking must have a safety permit for that activity. To issue a safety permit, the CER must assess and accept a safety case(s) and/or notifications for that designated petroleum activity. These safety case(s) and/or notification are submitted by the operator and owner who will carry out the work.
The table below sets out the safety case(s) and notifications that the CER must accept in order for the related safety permit to be issued:
To assist operators and owners in developing a safety case or notification under the Petroleum Safety Framework and the Act, the CER has developed the Safety Case Guidelines which comprise the following documents:
On submission of a safety case or notification to the CER, the CER will carry out an assessment to ensure the submission meets the requirements of the Safety Case Guidelines. Where the required safety case(s) or notification is accepted, CER will issue a safety permit attaching conditions where necessary.
CER recommends that petroleum undertakings, operators and owners wishing to carry out a designated petroleum activity in Ireland engage with CER at their earliest opportunity. CER will hold pre-submission meetings as required to provide further guidance on the operation of the Petroleum Safety Framework.
Current Safety Permits
Expired Safety Permits
Well Work Safety Permit - SP 04 (Designated Petroleum Activity has concluded)
Well Work Safety Permit - SP 10 (Designated Petroleum Activity has concluded)
Well Work Safety Permit - SP 11 (Designated Petroleum Activity has concluded)