Venture Applies to DTI for Consent to Work the Amanda & Agatha Prospects

Venture Production (North Sea Developments) Limited has applied to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for consent to carry out work in (UKCS block 49/11a) approximately 100 km north of Great Yarmouth. The work includes sidetracking an existing well to appraise the Amanda field, drilling an Agatha prospect exploration well, and if either well is successful, installing a 3km gas pipeline connecting them to existing export pipelines.

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulations the application was accompanied by an Environmental Statement which can be viewed on DTI's website. Copies may also be obtained from Peter Scott-Wilson, RSK ENSR Environment, 5 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RD (tel. 01224 624624, fax. 01224 649640, e-mail

Members of the public may make representations regarding the application until April 28, 2006 by letter, fax or e-mail to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. These should be marked "Project D/3035/2006" and addressed to Cara Noble (EIA Co-ordinator), DTI, Energy Resources and Development Unit, Atholl House, 86-88 Guild Street Aberdeen AB11 6AR (e-mail, fax 01224 254019).