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Oil and gas: infrastructure

Observing the Infrastructure Code of Practice and the UK/Norway Framework Agreement; guidelines for Pipeline Works Authorisations.


The Infrastructure Code of Practice, a voluntary industry code of practice, sets out principles and procedures for negotiating third party access to oil and gas infrastructure on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Guidance on upstream oil and gas infrastructure access dispute resolution

Access for developers of offshore oil and gas fields to upstream infrastructure for the purpose of transporting and processing hydrocarbons is a key element in the process of extracting the UK’s petroleum resources. Companies seeking access for their hydrocarbons to such infrastructure must apply in the first instance to the relevant owner of the infrastructure in question.

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