Regulations relating to refunding of expenses in connection with regulatory supervision of resource management in the petroleum activities
- Section 1 Scope
- Section 2 Regulatory supervision of safety and working environment
- Section 3 Regulatory supervision of resource management
- Section 4 Refunding of expenses in connection with regulatory supervision
- Section 5 Refunding of expenses in connection with official travel
- Section 6 Documentation
- Section 7 Particular refunding etc.
- Section 8 Claims for refunding etc.
- Section 9 Adjustment of fees
- Section 10 Entry into force etc.
These regulations are applicable to regulatory supervision of resource management in the petroleum activities in areas mentioned in Act 29 November 1996 no 72 relating to petroleum activities, section 1-4.
With regard to regulatory supervision of resource management, refunding will be claimed in the following cases: participation as observer in committee meetings in licences as mentioned in Act 29 November 1996 no 72 relating to petroleum activities, other necessary meetings in connection with regulatory supervision of licences etc, supervision of fiscal systems, registration of new wells.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy may decide that also in other cases refunding will be claimed for regulatory supervision of resource management.
Regulatory supervision, including travelling time, which is carried out under these regulations, will be invoiced at a rate of NOK 820 per hour.
Expenses in connection with official travel shall be invoiced according to the official scale for travel expenses.
Expenses which are claimed for refunding according to these regulations, shall be paid on the basis of lists of applied time.
When calculating applied time, working time up to 30 minutes or less shall be counted as half an hour, and time in excess of 30 minutes shall be counted as one full hour.
The one refunding the expenses, may require the supervisory authority to submit lists of applied hours.
If an agreed supervision outside the regular workplace cannot be carried out when the supervisory authority arrives, and the supervisory authority is not to blame for this, the licensee or the one which the regulatory supervision is directed at, shall pay a fee of NOK 1430 for each official present. This amount is in addition to the hourly fee and travel expenses. If the reason that the supervision cannot be carried out is outside the control of the licensee or the one which the regulatory supervision is directed at, the supervisory authority may, nevertheless, decide that refunding will not be claimed.
The supervisory authority may make use of other public or private corporate bodies or natural persons to assist in the regulatory supervision of petroleum activities. If such corporate bodies or natural persons assist in the regulatory supervision, the supervisory authority shall stipulate the amount of the refunding due in each individual case.
In the case of supervisory expenses for which the fees stipulated by these regulations are unsuitable, the supervisory authority may stipulate specific fees according to the nature and extent of the work and other circumstances. The supervisory authority may stipulate fees for specific tasks if this is considered more appropriate.
Refunding of expenses in connection with regulatory supervision can be claimed from the licensee or the one which the regulatory supervision is directed at or where it takes place in the individual case.
The supervisory authority may require a bank guarantee or similar to cover the supervision expenses.
If the expenses are not refunded when due, interest shall be payable on the amount due in accordance with the Act 17 December 1976 no 100 relating to interest on overdue payments etc.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy may adjust the fees mentioned in sections 4 and 7.
These regulations enter into force 1 July 1997. As from the same date, the regulations of 26 March 1993 no 222 relating to collection of fees payable to the Treasury for supervision of the petroleum activities are repealed.
English version is not necessarily updated according to recent changes at any time.