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The Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Retention of Information and Samples) Regulations 2018

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3.—(1) A relevant person who is an offshore licensee must retain—

(a)any of the following petroleum-related information relating to a geological survey—

(i)relevant data;

(ii)information relating to the position of the following when measurements are taken during the survey—

(aa)the device used to generate the energy used in the survey;

(bb)the sensors used to detect the energy used in the survey;

(iii)data derived from the processing of relevant data where—

(aa)the processing takes place during the survey, or

(bb)the data is used to create the final product;

(iv)the final product;

(v)any report relating to—

(aa)the acquisition or creation of relevant data;

(bb)the processing of relevant data, or

(cc)the final product;

(b)subject to paragraph (2), any petroleum-related information which relates to—

(i)the sub-surface;

(ii)the geology of the strata;

(iii)the structure of any reservoir;

(iv)the chemical composition of any petroleum;

(v)how any petroleum may behave in the reservoir;

(vi)how any petroleum may be trapped in strata and migrate to a reservoir.

(2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to information which relates to a particular geological survey, well or computerised model.

(3) In this regulation—

“final product” means the final 2D, 3D or 4D image of the sub-surface which results from the processing of relevant data and—

(a)

includes any data embedded in the image, but

(b)

does not include a computerised model;

“relevant data” means data acquired or created in the course of a geological survey.

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