Premier Oil has issued a public notice after it applied to DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) for a permit to use and discharge chemicals in connection with the Solan field.
The company said It was making the application in accordance with the Offshore Chemicals Regulations Act 2002.
Total has also issued a notice after it applied to DECC to increase production at the Dunbar field.
Members of the public will have until December 18th if they wish to make any representation on either notice.
Earlier this month Premier said its Solan project was on track for first oil by the end of the year, “subject to weather” in the North Sea.
The company has already spent $1.76billion on the project so far.
Premier said it had good offshore productivity and high uptime had also been achieved from the Regalia flotel between September and October.