Notice to the Public - Yellowtail Development Project

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Notice to the Public - Yellowtail Development Project

Published: May 12, 2021

Notice to the Public - Yellowtail Development Project

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)has submitted an Application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Environmental Authorisation to undertake the following project:

Yellowtail Development Project of Production Facilities for Petroleum Production within the Stabroek License Area, Offshore, Guyana.

The proposed project will be implemented in multiple stages including: wellsdrilling and completions, mobilization and installation of subsea equipment, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF), installation of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, production operations, offloading of crude and decommissioning, and use of support vessels and helicopters throughout the stages. The proposed project will be undertaken in the marine offshore environment within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)and would also utilize land-based support activities such as marine shore bases, fabrication facilities, warehouses, and storage yards. As a result of the intended developmental activities, possible effects on the environment may include impacts to marine water quality, air quality, marine fauna, socio-economic resources, among others.

In keeping with the Environmental Protection Act, Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana, the EPA has determined that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required to be conducted before any decision to approve or reject the proposed project is taken, since this development may significantly impact the environment.

Members of the public are hereby invited, within twenty-eight (28) days of this Notice, to make written submissions to the Agency, setting out those questions and matters which they require to be answered or considered in the EIA.

A summary of the project can be viewed on the EPA’s website or uplifted at the office address detailed below at the reasonable cost of photocopying.

Submissions should be addressed to:

The Environmental Protection Agency

Executive Director

Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown.

Phone: 225-0506 / 225-5467-8 / 225-5471-2

Fax: 225-5481