Decommissioning

Decommissioning guidance:

Licensing and Regulation Regulatory Bodies The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

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Scope The UK’s decommissioning regime covers both offshore oil and gas installations and offshore submarine oil and gas pipelines. This regime implements the UK’s...

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Decommissioning Relief Deed The Decommissioning Relief Deed (DRD) is a contract between the UK Government and a ‘Qualifying Company’ which operates in the oil and gas...

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The Decommissioning Relief Deed (DRD) is a contract between the UK government and a 'Qualifying Company' which operates in the oil and gas exploration and production...

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Decommissioning security agreements Oil and gas companies are expected to return the seabed to its original state (subject to certain exceptions) by permanently removing...

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The UK’s policy on decommissioning, and its execution, is overseen by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). While the UK has policy...

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The Petroleum Act 1998 (PA 1998) provides the Secretary of State (SoS) with the power to grant licences to companies to search and bore for and get petroleum (through the...

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Offshore oil and gas decommissioning programmes are, by their very nature, complex documents. Not only do they require the co-operation of all the departments within the...

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Oil and gas decommissioning is usually undertaken by the designated operator of the licence (for an on behalf of its coventurers), therefore it is important to make sure...

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What are knock-for-knock indemnities? A knock-for-knock clause is a reciprocal agreement to apportion liability for certain losses (usually, death or injury to personnel...

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