The strategy for Maximising Economic Recovery of the UK Continental Shelf (MER UK) places a positive obligation for greater collaboration and cooperation amongst the players in the oil and gas industry. On the other hand, UK and EU competition law imposes various restrictions on competitor interactions. The key concern is the exchange of commercially sensitive information.
In our latest oil and gas webinar, MER UK - The dividing line between collaboration and competition, our presenters, Gordon Downie and Aiste Slezeviciute, cover the role of competition law and considerations for the industry. In particular, they comment on the recent publication by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Competition and Collaboration, which sets out its position on competition law.