The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is pleased to announce that the UKCS Mediation Pilot is extended until 30 April 2022. The scheme - which aims to test the extent to which mediation can assist oil and gas licensees, operators and infrastructure owners to resolve disputes - has had an encouraging start, but the unusual operating conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has persuaded us of the need to extend the pilot further.

On 1 June 2020 the OGA announced that the UKCS Mediation Pilot scheme would continue until May 2021.  There has been positive feedback but limited take-up of the scheme to March 2021 which makes it difficult to properly assess its value for the sector and for this reason the OGA wishes to give those operating in the UKCS more time to take advantage of the Pilot scheme.

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