On 1st November 2022, the NSTA retired the Cessation of Production (CoP) Process.

Licensees will no longer be required to complete and submit a COP report.  Should the NSTA wish to discuss any existing COP dates and movement of same, a stewardship meeting will be set up to discuss.

For the licensee, please email the relevant Area Manager with:

Once production has ceased permanently and all the wells have been shut in, of the date on which this occurred.  Please also provide the Licensees’ written consent to the NSTA sharing this information with HMRC should they request it to process a claim for Transferrable Tax History