Stipulating in detail a number of articles of the Oil and Gas Law

Stipulating in detail a number of articles of the Oil and Gas Law - 

The Government has just issued Decree No. 95/2015 / ND-CP on detailing a number of articles of the Oil and Gas Law.

This Decree details a number of articles of the Petroleum Laws issued on: July 6, 1993; June 9, 2000 (Amended and supplemented in 2000) and June 3, 2008 (Amended and supplemented in 2008) on implementing activities relating basic survey, bidding projects on petroleum exploration and exploitation (including petroleum treatment, collection, storage and transmission within and from exploitation areas to exchange points and services), cleaning up the permanent projects on mainland, islands, internal water, territorial waters, territorial waters contiguous areas, economic prerogative areas and continental shelf belonging to the Vietnam national sovereignty, sovereign and jurisdiction rights, determined by the Vietnamese laws, international treaty on territorial borders that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam participated in and agreed with United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1982.

The Decree stipulates that the organizations, individuals carrying out petroleum exploration and exploitation activities have to establish safe zones and maintain safe signals for the petroleum projects, machines and equipment as stipulated, the minimum safe distance of the petroleum projects on the sea is 500 meters onwards from the outermost edge of the projects in all directions or from the anchoring position for floating facilities, mobile works, except the special cases decided by the Prime Minister; marine facilitates and boats are not allowed to anchor or carry out activities on the seabed in a range of the two miles from the outermost edge of petroleum projects (including projects on the seabed).

The not responsible people do not break into safe zone, except the special case accepted by the contractor or decided the Prime Minister.

The organizations and individuals do not build projects, drop floating facilities and set safe belt around the projects, means where there are the risks to obstruct the international marine circulation and have to conform to the law on managing sea ports and marine channels ...

The petroleum exploitation organizations and individuals also have to conform to the regulations on exploiting petroleum resources, implement rightly the contents of development plan of petroleum fields or early development plan of approved petroleum fields; apply the technical measures and advanced equipment for optimal petroleum recovery without harming the earth womb, ecological environment and mine safety.

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