Department of Mineral Resources

Public consultation on Environmental Impact Statement (Jan 2020)


An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been submitted to the Falkland Islands Government by Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited in accordance with section 65A of the Offshore Minerals Ordinance 1994. The document (Sea Lion Phase 1 Development Environmental Impact Statement Rev B04) covers the production of hydrocarbons at the Sea Lion oil field and ancillary activities. The Sea Lion field is located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands.

The statutory 42-day public consultation period began on 15th January 2020.

Electronic copies of the document in its entirety can now be found on the Premier Oil website (

Hard copies of the Non-Technical Summary, as well as digital versions of the entire document can be obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, Ross Road, Stanley (telephone 27322 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Premier Oil will publish details of public engagement plans during the consultation period. Further information may be found in the Penguin News.

Written representations in relation to the Environmental Impact Statement must be received at the Department of Mineral Resources, Ross Road, Stanley (or by email to the above address) by Tuesday 25th February 2020.