Mineral Licence and Safety Authority Guidelines for application, execution and reporting of offshore hydrocarbon exploration activities (exclusive drilling) in Greenland

The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority would like to express its thanks and appreciation for the responses received to the”Mineral Licence and Safety Authority Guidelines for application, execution and reporting of offshore hydrocarbon exploration activities (exclusive drilling) in Greenland” draft of 31 July (the Guidelines).

The Guidelines were sent out for public consultation together with the draft guidelines of the Environmental Agency for the Mineral Resources Area entitled: ”Offshore seismic surveys in Greenland: Guidelines to Best Environmental Practices (BEP), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Mitigation Assessments (EMA)”.

A white book has been prepared by the MLSA with comments to the responses received. The  white book is available for download here.

Naalakkersuisut has approved a revised version of the Guidelines. The final version has been published on www.govmin.gl here and Naalakkersuisut.gl.