Consultations

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 MER UK Steering group or a MER UK taskforce.

Consultation on “satisfactory expected commercial return” safeguard (SECR)

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 Strategy

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Consultation on an increase to the OGA Levy to fund the United Kingdom Oil and Gas National Data Repository

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.

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Proposed regulations for the retention and disclosure of information and samples

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 samples

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OGA response to the consultation on proposed changes to model clauses for seaward production licences

OGA response to the consultation on proposed changes to model clauses for seaward production licences

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OGA response to the consultation on proposed financial penalty guidance

OGA response to the consultation on proposed financial penalty guidance.

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OGA response to the consultation on proposals to introduce new OGA fees and amend the methodology to calculate the levy

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.

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