The OGA’s general approach to consulting from 1 January 2018
The following is the general approach the OGA will normally take on consulting (including on guidance):
• Where there is a statutory duty or other legal expectation on the OGA to consult, the OGA will hold a formal consultation*.
• Where the OGA is to issue a formal consultation, the OGA may hold an informal consultation/road-testing** before doing so.
• Otherwise, where the OGA intends to either change or clarify its processes through guidance or other means; or input into legislative proposals, the OGA may hold an informal consultation/road-testing** before doing so, depending on the impact of the change or input.
* Formal consultation: with a document published on the OGA’s website. The OGA will aim for a minimum of 4 weeks wherever possible, and longer if appropriate
**Informal consultation/road-testing: to check for unintended consequences, factual accuracies and/or clarity of the guidance or proposal, normally via the North Sea Transiton Steering Group or a North Sea Transition Taskforce.
This consultation is sought views on the OGA’s approach to assessing the satisfactory expected commercial return (SECR) safeguard as set out in the MER UK StrategyRead more
This consultation sought views on the establishment of a UK National Data Repository (NDR), which would be funded through the OGA levy payable by all offshore petroleum licensees.Read more
The purpose of this consultation was to set out, and seek views on, the OGA’s proposals for two sets of regulations which may be made by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to petroleum-related information and samplesRead more
OGA response to the consultation on proposed changes to model clauses for seaward production licencesRead more
OGA response to the consultation on proposed financial penalty guidance.Read more
On 10 March 2017, the OGA published its response to the consultation on the proposals to introduce new OGA fees and to amend the methodology to calculate the levy.Read more