Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Environmental Guidelines for Offshore Petroleum and Natural-Gas Exploration and Production.

The unique characteristics of the eastern Mediterranean basin render it particularly vulnerable to environmental hazards, hence there is a great need to take strict security and safety measures in order to prevent hazards and mitigate pollution resulting from oil and gas exploration and production activities. The environmental guidelines require the description of activities and their potential environmental impacts, and to set prevention and mitigation measures.

Environmental guidelines of the Petroleum Commissioner

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

The Ministry of Energy has initiated a SEA, encompassing the State of Israel's entire marine area, including sovereign waters and the EEZ, to weigh in environmental considerations in sustainable development of offshore oil and natural gas resources and to minimize potential harm to the ecosystem.

The blocks offered in OBR 2021  were delineated in line with the SEA conclusions and are concentrated in areas of low vulnerability and high knowledge gap.

as one can see in the maps enclosed in the following link:

​The blocks offered in OBR 2021 were delineated in line with the SEA conclusions and are concentrated in areas of low vulnerability and high knowledge gap.