Among other guidelines specified in the previous page, petroleum rights holders are also required to submit an Environmental Statement, to accompany their operation within the license area. The environmental statement is a part of the second supplement to the license documents and is an obligatory condition for the execution of the work program.
Environmental documents are conducted for the Ministry of Energy by request of the Ministry's Petroleum Commissioner, as an integral part of applications for exploration drills while environmental impact documents are to be submitted with applications for production drills, and with plans for development of petroleum and natural gas reservoirs. When a petroleum right is granted, extended, or its work program amended by the Petroleum Commissioner, the Second Addition (Special conditions) establishes, among other things, environmental requirements. These requirements are an integral part of the license and the work program, and the right holders are bound by them.
When filing an application for approval of onshore or, offshore-drilling in Israeli sovereign waters, the applicant is required to prepare an environmental document, in compliance with the Petroleum Regulations (Authorization to depart from provisions of the Planning and Building Law) 5772-2012.
An application for approval of onshore or offshore-drilling in the Israeli exclusive economic zone (EEZ) requires preparing an environmental document that includes a monitoring program for the marine environment.
The following list includes all forms, documents and data required of petroleum rights holders, regarding the environmental aspect of the offshore activity.
1. Environmental Guidelines for Offshore Petroleum and Natural-Gas Exploration and Production
Explanatory remarks and flow chart for submitting an Environmental Statement and permit to drill offshore exploration wells and production tests under licenses
Framework Guidelines for Preparing the Environmental Statement Enclosed with the Exploration License
4. Guidelines for Monitoring the Marine Environment due to Petroleum and Natural-Gas Exploration Operations and Production Activities in Israel
Guidelines for Submitting Data from ODV Surveys to the National Archive at the Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Center (IOLR)
Examination of location and technology alternatives - Table of sample criteria
Affidavits for the Author of the Environmental Survey and the Professional Consultants 8. Petroleum Commissioner’s requirements, according to the Petroleum Regulations (Principles for Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production), 2016, regarding the presentation of information of health, safety and environmental protection
9. Environmental Guidelines for Conducting Offshore Seismic Surveys