We have advised on numerous tie-back arrangements by User Fields to Host Facilities and understand the commercial and technical complexities of transportation, processing and operator services agreements and similar interconnection arrangements for facility use. We can assist in the calculation and negotiation of a defensible tariff using various methodologies and highlight the risks and appropriate indemnity regime that typically applies.
Access to infrastructure is a significant issue in the oil and gas industry with most jurisdiction having some form of light-handed or other regulation, be it industry specific or based on Competition law principles. We are acknowledged experts in the field of access to infrastructure, formerly advising the British Secretary of State on applications for access under the Petroleum Act. We are familiar with differing approaches to setting tariffs such as the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s guidance, JP-05 in Canada and the use of the ODV methodology in New Zealand.