Form and Manner Document
This document provides supplemental information in support of published guidance on the North Sea Transition Authority’s (‘NSTA’) requirements for the reporting of Information and Samples that are retained by relevant persons under the North Sea Transition Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Retention of Information and Samples) Regulations 2018 (the ‘Retention Regulations’1), and subsequently must be reported to the NSTA in accordance with a notice issued under section 34 of the Energy Act 2016 (‘the Act’) or in accordance with the exercise of other powers under Part 2, Chapter 32 of the Act. The powers under section 34 commenced in December 2016. This document also provides supplemental information in support of Petroleum Operations Notice 9 (PON9) for the reporting of data created and acquired before 2018, in accordance with the requirements set out in offshore petroleum licence model clauses.
This document is intended to aid understanding of what specific information must be reported to the UK National Data Repository and the “form and manner” in which the information must be reported. This document is not a replacement for published guidance, which explains what action is required on the part of the relevant person when reporting information to the NSTA . This document explains how information should be formatted and how the action of reporting is to be carried out. The NSTA is not bound by this document and where it departs from this document it will explain why. This document is issued in support of the relevant guidance and is not a substitute for any regulation or law and is not legal advice. This document will be kept under review and may be revised as appropriate in the light of further experience and developing law and practice, and any change to the NSTA's powers and responsibilities.
If the NSTA changes this information in a material way, it will publish a revised document.
The Form and Manner document can be found on the NSTA website at the following link