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2007 No. 1017

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offshore installations

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.2) Order 2007


26th March 2007

Coming into force

16th April 2007

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 22(1) and (2) of the Petroleum Act 1987(1) ("the Act"), and for the purpose of giving effect to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 24(2A) of the Act, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.   This Order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.2) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 16th April 2007.

Establishment of safety zones

2.   A safety zone is established around each installation specified in column 1 of the Schedule (being an installation stationed in waters to which subsection (7) of section 21 of the Petroleum Act 1987 applies) having a radius of five hundred metres from the point as respects that installation which has the co-ordinates of latitude and longitude according to European Datum (1950) specified in columns 2 and 3 of the Schedule.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Bill McKenzie

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

26th March 2007

Article 2



Name or other designation of the offshore installation


Latitude North



Saxon DC8 Manifold,

Block 21/23b, Saxon Field

57° 15.511'00° 28.752' E

Chestnut Field Well 22/2A-12,

Block 22/2A, Chestnut Field

57° 57.32'01° 13.74' E
Starling Drill Centre, Block 29/3A, Starling Field56° 57.280'01° 26.268' E


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order establishes, under section 22 of the Petroleum Act 1987, safety zones having a radius of 500 metres from the point around each installation specified in the Schedule and stationed in waters to which section 21(7) of the Act applies (these include territorial waters and waters in areas designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c.29)) (article 2).

Vessels, which for this purpose include hovercraft, submersible apparatus and installations in transit, are prohibited from entering or remaining in a safety zone except with the consent of the Health and Safety Executive or in accordance with regulations made under section 23(1) of the Act (currently the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Regulations (S.I. 1987/1331)).

( 1 )

1987 c.12; section 24(2A) was inserted by S.I. 1993/1823. Back [1]

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