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

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Information relating to relevant offshore installations and upstream petroleum infrastructure other than pipelines

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6.—(1) A relevant person to whom this regulation applies must retain any petroleum-related information which relates to—

(a)the position or dimensions of a relevant offshore installation or upstream petroleum infrastructure;

(b)the material, equipment or components used in the construction, operation, maintenance or decommissioning of a relevant offshore installation or upstream petroleum infrastructure;

(c)the occurrence of construction, maintenance, inspection or decommissioning of a relevant offshore installation or upstream petroleum infrastructure, or

(d)any summary of the following activities—

(i)in relation to a relevant offshore installation, any activity referred to in section 44(3) of the Petroleum Act 1998(1);

(ii)in relation to upstream petroleum infrastructure which is a gas processing facility, any gas processing operations;

(iii)in relation to upstream petroleum infrastructure which is an oil processing facility, any oil processing operations.

(2) This regulation applies to a relevant person who is—

(a)an owner of a relevant offshore installation;

(b)an owner of upstream petroleum infrastructure other than a relevant upstream petroleum pipeline, or

(c)planning and carrying out the commissioning of upstream petroleum infrastructure other than a relevant upstream petroleum pipeline.

(3) In this regulation—

“gas processing facilities”, “gas processing operations”, “oil processing facilities” and “oil processing operations” have the meanings given in section 90 of the Energy Act 2011(2);

“relevant offshore installation” has the meaning given in section 9HA of the Petroleum Act 1998(3).

(1)

Section 44 was amended by paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Energy Act 2008 (c.32).

(2)

Section 90 was amended by paragraph 72 of Schedule 1 to the Energy Act 2016.

(3)

Section 9HA was inserted by section 73 of the Energy Act 2016.

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