Oil and gas - guidance

Exploration and production - Oil and gas: measurement of petroleum

How licensees must follow DECC's measurement guidelines for 'good oilfield practice'; methodology for new developments (including fields shared with Norway).

Petroleum Measurement & Allocation Team

DECC’s Petroleum Measurement & Allocation Team is responsible for ensuring that UK licensees continue to follow ‘good oilfield practice’ in the measurement of all petroleum won and saved from licensed areas in the UK and on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

The team’s contact details are as follows:

For general communications the Email metering@decc.gsi.gov.uk should be used.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Measurement Guidelines document defines DECC’s expectations with regard to ‘good oilfield practice’. Issue 9 is now published in Draft Form for comment.

The consultation period closes on 31 May 2014.

Please return any comments, marked “DECC Measurement Guidelines, Issue 9 (Draft) – Feedback” to metering@decc.gsi.gov.uk no later than this date.

Measurement guidelines version 9 - (draft)

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Measurement guidelines version 8

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Petroleum Operations Notice 6 (PON 6)

A method of measurement must be agreed with DECC for new field developments or modifications to the measurement method used in existing fields. Detailed guidance on the Petroleum Operations Notice 6 procedure can be found in Chapter 2 of the Measurement Guidelines. (Draft Issue 9 should be consulted for the most up-to-date Guidance).

Memorandum of Understanding – UK/Norway

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in the rate of development of cross-border fields in the North Sea. The UK Government has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Norway.

In 2006, a Supplementary Document was agreed by both parties, the relevant measurement systems are listed in Annex 1

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