Search Legislation

Energy Act 2016

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

CHAPTER 1Introduction

17Overview of Part 2

(1)This Part contains provision about functions of the OGA relating to offshore petroleum.

(2)Chapter 2 makes provision for the OGA to consider disputes and make recommendations for resolving them.

(3)Chapter 3 makes provision about—

(a)the retention of information and samples by relevant persons,

(b)the preparation of plans for dealing with information and samples held by an offshore licensee when rights under a licence are terminated, and

(c)powers of the OGA to require information and samples.

(4)Chapter 4 makes provision—

(a)for the OGA to be informed of meetings,

(b)for persons authorised by the OGA to be entitled to participate in meetings, and

(c)for the OGA to be provided with information relating to meetings in which such persons do not participate.

(5)Chapter 5 makes provision about sanctions which may be imposed on persons for failures to comply with requirements.

(6)Chapter 6 makes provision about the disclosure of information and samples which have been obtained by the OGA under this Part.

18Interpretation of Part 2

(1)In this Part—

  • “items subject to legal privilege”—

    (a)

    in England and Wales, has the same meaning as in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (see section 10 of that Act);

    (b)

    in Scotland, has the meaning given by section 412 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

    (c)

    in Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (NI 12));

  • “licensee” means a person holding a petroleum licence;

  • “offshore licence” means a petroleum licence which confers on the holder of that licence rights in respect of offshore waters;

  • “offshore licensee” means a person holding an offshore licence;

  • “offshore waters” means—

    (a)

    the waters comprising the territorial sea of the United Kingdom, and

    (b)

    the sea in any area for the time being designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964;

  • “petroleum licence” means a licence granted under—

    (a)

    section 3 of the Petroleum Act 1998 (searching for, boring for and getting petroleum), or

    (b)

    section 2 of the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934 (licences to search for and get petroleum);

  • “the principal objective” means the objective set out in section 9A(1) of the Petroleum Act 1998;

  • “relevant person” means a person listed in section 9A(1)(b) of the Petroleum Act 1998;

  • “statutory function” means a function conferred or imposed by or under any Act;

  • Tribunal” means the First-tier tribunal.

(2)In this Part a reference to a term or condition of a petroleum licence includes a reference to a condition imposed under a petroleum licence.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources