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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

28/04/2021

Offshore decommissioning: Zeroing in on trends and challenges

Decommissioning of offshore assets has been high on the energy industry’s agenda for some years. This high-tech, high-cost challenge raises a host of difficult legal and policy issues. We last examined the legal framework in our 2016 bulletin, End of Shelf Life.

Since then, sustained low oil prices and ever-increasing policy emphasis on climate change have made this an ever more complex area for owners and operators of assets, specialist contractors, governments and regulators globally.

This bulletin is the first in a series of publications and events from Twenty Essex focusing on developments in this area, aimed at helping players in the sector and their advisers navigate the constantly shifting legal terrain. In this bulletin, we cover:

  • The major recent trends affecting decommissioning.
  • The evolving regulatory framework for decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as it sets itself the awkward objective of both maximising economic recovery of petroleum and furthering the UK government’s decarbonisation aims.
  • How the ‘Net Zero’ target impacts decommissioning.
  • Potential legal challenges arising out of the newly updated Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) Strategy.

 

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