This consultation, which is now closed, sought comments on the Oil & Gas Authority’s intended proposal to the Secretary of State Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to change the Model Clauses for Seaward Production Licences. Changes to the Model Clauses are proposed in order to introduce a single type of Seaward Production Licence that provides flexibility for all potential applicants for Seaward Production licences. Several other changes to Seaward Production Licences were also proposed, as detailed further in the Consultation Document. The changes to the Model Clauses are proposed to apply for the 30th Seaward Licensing Round onwards.
The OGA invited written views and comments on the proposed changes, to be made by 17:00, 6 January 2017.
On 21 April 2017, the OGA published its response to the consultation on the proposed changes to model clauses for seaward production licences.
The document lists the organisations that responded to the consultation, summarises the responses received and sets out the OGA’s response to the issues raised and the next steps.