OPRED regulates environmental and decommissioning activity for offshore oil and gas operations in the UK and is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Petroleum Act 1998 and international obligations are complied with. OPRED is the Competent Authority in the UK for OSPAR. OPRED also works in partnership with HSE's Energy Division as the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), the Competent Authority responsible for implementing EU Directive 2013/30 in the UKCS
The NSTA’s role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources, while supporting the Government's legally-binding commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (2045 in Scotland) . They work to ensure the maximum economic extension of field life, and that decommissioning is executed in a safe, environmentally sound and cost effective manner.
HSE's Energy Division and OPRED work in partnership as the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), the Competent Authority responsible for implementing EU Directive 2013/30 in the UKCS. HSE regulates Health and Safety both onshore and offshore to ensure employers protect their workers and other people from getting hurt. through work. HSE’s Energy Division is responsible for implementing health and safety legislation for offshore oil and gas operations.