The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)) (on behalf of the Secretary of State) had, historically, been responsible for the regulation of the UK’s offshore oil and gas resources.
Following Sir Ian Wood’s recommendations in his Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) review in 2014, the government established a new independent regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), to take over DECC’s regulatory and licensing functions in respect of all oil and gas exploration and production on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) (other than in relation to health, safety and environmental regulation, which remains with BEIS).
The Energy Act 2016 (EnA 2016), in addition to transferring several of DECC’s previous functions to the OGA, vests in the OGA extensive new powers to assist its regulation of oil and gas recovery on the UKCS, including in relation to:
access to information and samples
infrastructure and information
The majority of these powers came into force on 1 October 2016. For further information on EnA 2016 and the current status of its provisions, see Practice Note: Energy Act 2016—snapshot.
For more information on the OGA’s role, functions and powers and overview of the key priorities in its corporate plan for the period 2016–2021, see Practice Note: Oil & Gas Authority (OGA).
In conducting its
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