Non-Residents Working on the UK Continental Shelf: Income from rights - Examples
The following are examples of rights relating to oil and gas assets caught by the above provisions:
- Overriding royalties - for example where a licensee assigns his licence interest to another and reserves a royalty in it for himself, or where a licensee assigns a royalty interest to another.
- Net profit arrangements - for example where a licensee assigns his licence interest to another reserving for himself a percentage of profits from working the licence area.
- Production payments - for example the right to receive in cash or kind a specified share of the production from a licence interest (free of development and operating costs) until an agreed amount of production, or a specified sum of money, has been received; this may be retained when a licensee assigns his licence or may be carved out from the licensee’s existing interest.
So, for example, a gain arising on the disposal of an overriding royalty in respect of production from the UK Continental Shelf held by a Dutch individual resident in Holland would be chargeable to UK tax.