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Energy Bill a Leading Topic at Oil & Gas UK’s Annual Legal Conference

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Energy Bill a Leading Topic at Oil & Gas UK’s Annual Legal Conference

Hot topics on the agenda at Oil & Gas UK’s second annual legal conference, at Crieff Hydro on September 23 and 24, include the progress of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and the Energy Bill.

Simon Toole, OGA’s director of licensing and legal, will update delegates on the formation of the OGA, the role of his department, the legal framework for disputes and the MERUK (maximising economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf) strategy following the Wood Review and the passing of the Infrastructure Act. He will then lead a discussion on the Energy Bill, which will formally establish the OGA as an independent regulator, and its new powers.

Delegates will learn at first-hand about the impact of the Energy Bill on the sector and the OGA’s role in asset stewardship and regulation of the UKCS. With expert speakers on a range of topics including legal & commercial behaviours, the EU Offshore Safety Directive and legal topics including administrative law, interpretation of contracts and default and termination, the conference is designed to be informative to in-house and private practice lawyers of all levels.

To book a place at the conference, see

For more information contact Lucy Gordon on or 01224 577331.


Editors’ notes


Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.