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The Offshore Safety Directive (2) — reporting requirements

By Laura Mackett and Sam Boileau

Oil and gas companies will need to ensure that their existing contractual arrangements relating to information sharing and reporting enable them to comply with the enhanced reporting requirements of the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD). We take a quick look below at the new reporting requirements that will be introduced into UK law by the transposition of the OSD.

UK-registered companies conducting offshore oil and gas operations outside the EU as licence holders or operators will be required to submit reports, on request, to the UK government in respect of any major accident in which they have been involved outside the EU. These reports will then be exchanged with competent authorities of other member states…

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