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

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4.—(1) A relevant person who holds an offshore licence(1) to search and bore for, and get, petroleum must retain any petroleum-related information relating to—

(a)the position or dimensions of a well, including the directional path of the borehole;

(b)the material, equipment or components used in any of the following activities in relation to a well—

(i)drilling;

(ii)any test carried out on any petroleum encountered;

(iii)any test carried out on the well;

(iv)completion work;

(v)production;

(vi)maintenance;

(vii)suspending the use of a well such that it may be re-used for the purpose of getting petroleum or other works;

(viii)plugging, or

(ix)abandoning a well permanently;

(c)any summary of any of the activities listed in sub-paragraph (b);

(d)the strata, formations or fluids which are or may be encountered while undertaking any of the activities listed in sub-paragraph (b) other than production;

(e)the quantity of petroleum or any other fluid produced from or injected into a reservoir where the information relates to a period of twenty-four hours or more;

(f)the chemical composition or characteristics of petroleum or any other fluid produced from or injected into a reservoir;

(g)the quantity of gas which is produced from a reservoir which is flared, vented or used in or during production from that reservoir;

(h)the chemical composition or characteristics of gas which is produced from a reservoir which is flared, vented or used in or during production from that reservoir;

(i)the quantity of petroleum or any other fluid produced or used in or during production from a reservoir which is transported from the petroleum field where the information relates to a period of twenty-four hours or more; or

(j)the chemical composition or characteristics of petroleum or any other fluid produced or used in or during production from a reservoir which is transported from the petroleum field;

(k)the most recent version of a computerised model.

(2) In this regulation—

“characteristics” includes temperature and pressure;

“completion work” has the meaning given in clause 21(4) of the Schedule to the Petroleum Licensing (Production) (Seaward Areas) Regulations 2008(2).

(1)

“Offshore licence” is defined in section 18(1) of the Energy Act 2016.

(2)

S.I. 2008/225. Clause 21 is amended by S.I. 2016/912.

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