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NSTA issues open letter to licensees on ESG disclosure and reporting

United Kingdom - April 14 2022 A recent area of focus for the North Sea Transition Authority (“NSTA” - formerly the Oil & Gas Authority) has been corporate governance and a drive…

Valerie Allan, Natalie Haefner

North Sea Transition Authority New Governance Guidance

United Kingdom - March 21 2022 Among the changes introduced in the North Sea Transition Authority (“NSTA”) Strategy[1] (which came into force on 11 February 2021) was a new…

Valerie Allan, Natalie Haefner, Beth Wheat

BEIS Consults on New Climate Compatibility Checkpoint

United Kingdom - February 1 2022 As part of the North Sea Transition Deal, aimed at supporting the UK’s oil & gas industry through a period of transition to decarbonise North Sea…

Valerie Allan

Judicial review of Oil and Gas Authority’s Strategy dismissed

United Kingdom - January 26 2022 Throughout 2021, the Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”) faced a number of legal challenges from environmental campaigners. Perhaps the most significant…

Valerie Allan

Greenpeace’s appeal on the granting of consent in respect of the Vorlich field refused

United Kingdom - October 12 2021 Environmental campaigners are increasingly taking formal steps through court proceedings to challenge oil & gas exploration and activity. One recent…

Valerie Allan, Marc Armstrong