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English High Court Decision Provides Clarity On Oil And Gas Decommissioning Regulations

The court examined the extent of decommissioning liability that would apply to a former licensee.

In Apache UK Investment Limited v Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited [2021] EWHC 1283 (Comm), parties were in dispute on the amount of security to be provided for decommissioning obligations in hydrocarbon producing fields in the North Sea.

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