How Governments Manage Their Offshore Petroleum Resources
Chapter 3: Regulatory structures and regulators
This chapter explains the ministries and other government regulators involved in licensing and petroleum resource management in the three countries, the relevant statutes and regulations and how the regulatory architecture developed. Australia is a federal system and important decisions are made by relevant ministers through a body called the Joint Authority, which is advised by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator, or NOPTA. In Norway important decisions are made by the Minister for Petroleum and Energy (NMPE), with advice and other administration being provided by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). In the UK the regulator is the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The chapter analyses changes in regulation methodology since the 1990s, particularly in relation to accountability, governance and risk, and their impact on petroleum resource management. It then develops what it calls State Petroleum Governance Criteria which can be used to assess the effectiveness of an offshore petroleum governance framework. It examines the responsibilities and powers of the relevant ministers, the OGA, NOPTA and the NPD and their regulatory style.
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