Offshore emergencies

Offshore emergencies

Please notify DECC immediately in the case of the following events:

  • emergency well operations (abandonments, sidetracks)
  • production shutdowns 
  • events that may affect production or would attract public or media interest
  • hydrocarbon releases

Crisis Management Briefing Pack

If an emergency takes place outside of business hours, please contact the DECC duty officer in London, who will arrange for an on-call officer to call you back as soon as possible.

DECC duty officer
Tel: 020 7215 3234/3505
Mobile: 07747 898537
Fax: 020 7215 3501


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