Government Contacts List

Director Simon Toole
  e-mail: simon.toole@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Deputy Director, Promotion, Knowledge and Exploration Peter Haile
  tel.: 020 7215 5037
  fax: 020 7215 5292
  e-mail: peter.haile@dti.gsi.gov.uk
SHARP Tissa Jayasekera
  tel.: 020 7215 5085
  fax: 020 7215 5292
  e-mail: tissa.jayasekera@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Knowledge Jackie Banner
  tel.: 020 7215 5135
  fax: 020 7215 5070
  e-mail: jackie.banner@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Exploration Jen Brzozowska
  tel.: 020 7215 5138
  fax: 020 7215 5070
  e-mail: jen.brzozowska@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Licence administration Mike Hawkins
  tel.: 020 7215 5098
  fax: 020 7215 5070
  e-mail: michael.hawkins@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Policy Peter Carter
  tel.: 020 7215 5066
  fax: 020 7215 5142
  e-mail: peter.carter@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Infrastructure and Median Line Peter Kershaw
  tel.: 020 7215 5108
  fax: 020 7215 5292
  e-mail: peter.kershaw@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Development and production, Central North Sea Sector Mark Simpson
  tel.: 01224 254068
  fax: 01224 254089
  e-mail: mark.simpson@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Consents, Central North Sea Sector and offshore pipelines Louise Novell
  tel.: 01224 254052
  fax: 01224 254089
  e-mail: louise.novell@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Development and production, Northern North Sea Sector Andrew Carr
  tel.: 01224 254071
  fax: 01224 254089
  e-mail: andrew.carr@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Development and Production, Central and Southern North Sea, and Irish Sea Sectors Helen Hichens
  tel.: 020 7215 5073
  fax: 020 7215 5070
  e-mail: helen.hichens@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Consents, Central and Southern North Sea Sector Ivor Newman
  tel.: 020 7215 5163
  fax: 020 7215 5292
  e-mail: ivor.newman@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Onshore Geoff Swann
  tel.: 020 7215 5062
  fax: 020 7215 5070
  e-mail: geoff.swann@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Oil and Gas metering Douglas Griffin
  tel.: 01224 254063
  fax: 01224 254019
  e-mail: douglas.griffin@dti.gsi.gov.uk

Section responsibilities

Promotion, Knowledge and Exploration

Promotion

Knowledge

  • Data management and release
  • UKCS reserves and production forecasts
  • UKCS boundaries
  • Well consents
  • Exploration

  • Identification of remaining UKCS exploration potential
  • Technical input to new licensing
  • Fallow block and fallow discovery initiatives
  • Ensuring all technically valid prospects are drilled
  • Sustainable Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Programme (SHARP)

  • Management of research and development projects for developing 'best practice' and improved oil recovery, including Joint Industry Projects (JIPs).
  • Dissemination of new knowledge and promotion of best practice to industry.
  • Management of the Advisory Committee on Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Research (ACHARR).
  • Environmental Engineering

  • IPPC implementation for offshore combustion installations.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • HSE liaison.
  • Special studies - costing of proposals.
  • Licence Administration

  • Licence administration, including licensing rounds.
  • Licensing policy including consultations with other government departments and other bodies over environmental, fisheries, defence, transport and other relevant issues.
  • Receipt of applications fees and licence rental payments.
  • Licensing Rounds

  • Onshore and offshore licensing rounds.
  • Out of round applications.
  • Policy

  • Branch policy.
  • Licensing policy including timing of rounds and pre-round consultations.
  • Out of round applications.
  • Receipt of applications fees and licence rental payments.
  • Infrastructure

  • Liaison with Norwegian and Dutch regulatory authorities, including median line fields.
  • Transport and terminals, pipelines infrastructure and facilities offshore.
  • Oil and gas supply, availability / reliability and emergency planning.
  • Development and Production

  • Assessment of discovered UK hydrocarbon reserves.
  • Technical evaluation of development plans for oil and gas fields.
  • Estimation of future production profiles.
  • Review of field performance.
  • Approval of new production operators.
  • Consents

  • Field development approvals.
  • Oil and gas production consents.
  • Commissioning consents.
  • Annual flaring and venting consents.
  • Pipeline Works Authorisations.
  • Cessation of production approvals.
  • Metering

  • Inspection of oil and gas measurement systems against DTI Measurement Guidelines
  • Review of Licensees' proposals for new oil and gas measurement systems.
  • Development of UK Regulatory regime for Oil and Gas Measurement.
  • Liaison with overseas Governments on areas of common interest.
  • Onshore

    All technical aspects of onshore exploration and development, including:

  • Licensing rounds and licence work obligations.
  • Drilling applications and development plans.
  • Coalbed methane and mines gas.
  • Onshore data release.
  • Additional information can be obtained from the following:

    Industry Sponsorship Team
    Department of Trade and Industry
    Atholl House,
    86-88 Guild Street
    Aberdeen AB11 6AR
    Contact: Donald McNeill
    Tel: 01224 254006
    Fax: 01224 212521
    e-mail Donald.McNeill@dti.gsi.gov.uk

    UK Continental Shelf Upstream Oil & Gas Taxation
    Department of Trade and Industry
    1 Victoria Street
    London SW1H 0ET
    Contact: Mike Earp
    Tel: 020 7215 5271
    Fax: 020 7215 5228
    e-mail Mike.Earp@dti.gsi.gov.uk

    Oil & Gas Royalties
    Inland Revenue Oil Taxation Office (Aberdeen)
    Ruby House, 8 Ruby Place
    Aberdeen AB10 1XU
    Tel: 01224 401880
    e-mail ogro.ir@gtnet.gov.uk
     

    Department of Trade & Industry Core Store
    Hays Information Management
    376 Gilmerton Road
    Edinburgh EH17 7QS
    Contact: Richard Sutherland
    Tel: 0131 664 7330
    Fax: 0131 664 8394
    e-mail rsutherl@og.dti.gov.uk

    DTI General Enquiries
    Department of Trade and Industry
    1 Victoria Street
    London SW1H 0ET
    Tel: 020 7215 5000
    Fax: 020 7215 2619
    Textphone: 020 7215 6740
    DTI Duty Officer (out of hours): 020 7215 3505

    The Health & Safety Executive
    Offshore Safety Division
    Lord Cullen House,
    Fraser Place
    Aberdeen AB25 3UB
    Tel: 01224 252500
    Fax: 01224 252615
    Web site http://www.hse.gov.uk

    British Geological Survey
    Kingsley Dunham Centre,
    Keyworth
    Nottingham NG12 5GG
    Tel: 0115 936 3100
    Fax: 0115 936 3615
    Web site www.bgs.ac.uk

    Joint Nature Conservation Council
    Dunnet House,
    7 Thistle Place
    Aberdeen AB10 1UZ
    Contact: Mark Tasker
    Tel: 01224 655701
    Fax: 01224 621488
    Web site http://www.jncc.gov.uk

    Contacts for Environment and Decommissioning

    Head of Environment & Decommissioning Jim Campbell
      e-mail: Jim.Campbell@dti.gsi.gov.uk
    Head of Environmental Policy Kevin O'Carroll
      e-mail: Kevin.O'Carroll@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      General Enquiries Tel: 01224 254031
      General Enquiries Fax: 01224 254019
    Head of Environmental Operations Wendy Kennedy
      e-mail: Wendy.Kennedy@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      General Enquiries Tel: 01224 254027
      General Enquiries Fax: 01224 254019
    Head of Offshore Decommissioning Keith Mayo
      e-mail: Keith.Mayo@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      General Enquiries Tel: 01224 254026
      General Enquiries Fax: 01224 254018
    Head of Environmental Policy Development John Maslin
      e-mail: John.Maslin@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      General Enquiries Tel: 020 7215 5314
      General Enquiries Fax: 020 7215 5292

    Branch responsibilities

    Environment & Decommissioning

    OG-ED has three sections that cover Environmental Policy and Regulation, Operations and Enforcement, and Decommissioning. The Policy and Regulation sections are split between Aberdeen and London.

    The Branch has general responsibility for dealing with pollution prevention and detection and emergency response in the event of a potential offshore pollution incident. The majority of policy activity is conducted under international agreements arising from the OSPAR Commission and EU.

    OG-ED is also responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental legislation such that UK oil and gas activity can proceed cost effectively, in an environmentally sound manner in the context of sustainability. We are here to ensure that the Department is not exposed to the possibility of successful legal challenge or negative press comment.

    Section responsibilities

    Environmental Policy Development

    This unit's focus is on developing and implementing new environmental policy and regulation, ensuring UK interests are fully represented in EU, international and national fora and that conclusions acceptable in terms of UK policy are achieved.

    Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with other national governments which ensure effective communication and understanding of UK aims and policies.

    Environmental Operations

    This units focus is on ensuring the implementation of environmental legislation by inspection and promoting compliance and, ensuring that new licence applicants have satisfactory procedures in place to operate in a manner, which reflects best environmental practice.

    Decommissioning

    This unit's focus is on ensuring decommissioning complies with international obligations, UK legislation and a balanced regard for safety, environmental, technical and economic considerations.

    For further information on decommissioning please click here.

    Page last updated: 19 July 2001

    Contacts for Information Technology Support

    The IT section acts as a service group to all the Oil and Gas branches covering database design and development, graphics, plotting, digitising and software consultancy. They handle liaison with various oil industry standards bodies, e.g. POSC, CIDAI.

    They are also responsible for co-ordinating data entry and monitoring data quality.

    Branch Head
    Stewart Robinson
    Tel.: 020 7215 5165
    Fax: 020 7215 5237
    e-mail: Stewart.Robinson@dti.gsi.gov.uk

    Database services
    Colin Brown
    Tel.: 020 7215 5091
    Fax: 020 7215 5237
    e-mail: cbrown@og.dti.gov.uk

    Data management services
    Russell Hornzee (Data Administrator)
    Tel.: 020 7215 5128
    Fax: 020 7215 5237
    e-mail: Russell.Hornzee@dti.gsi.gov.uk

    Phil Harrison (Well spuds)
    Tel.: 020 7215 5244
    Fax: 020 7215 5237
    e-mail: pharriso@og.dti.gov.uk

    Pat Hornsby (PPRS)
    Tel.: 020 7215 5120
    Fax: 020 7215 5237
    e-mail: phornsby@og.dti.gov.uk

    Director of Markets and Policy Ann Eggington
    Responsibilities e-mail: Ann.Eggington@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5248
      Fax: 020 7215 6972
    Head, Delimitation and Transboundary Issues Ricky Verrall
    Responsibilities e-mail: Ricky.Verrall@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5093
      Fax: 020 7215 5231
    Head, North Sea Tax Policy Mike Earp
    Responsibilities e-mail: Mike.Earp@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5271
      Fax: 020 7215 5228
    Head, UKCS Financial Statistics Philip Beckett
    Responsibilities e-mail: Philip.Beckett@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5260
      Fax: 020 7215 5228
    Head, Oil Markets Paul Bailey
    Responsibilities e-mail: Paul.Bailey@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5287
      Fax: 020 7215 5228
    Head, Downstream Oil Nigel Devereux
    Responsibilities e-mail: Nigel.Devereux@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5119
      Fax: 020 7215 5228
    Head, Oil and Gas Economics and Appraisal Tina Dallman
    Responsibilities e-mail: Tina.Dallman@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5251
      Fax: 020 7215 5228
    Head, General UKCS Policy Celia Frank
    Responsibilities e-mail: Celia.Frank@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5039
      Fax: 020 7215 5231
    Head, Policy and Briefing Co-ordination Owen Jenkins
    Responsibilities e-mail: Owen.Jenkins@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5223
      Fax: 020 7215 5231
    Head, Downstream Oil Emergency Planning Jim Law
    Responsibilities e-mail: Jim.Law@dti.gsi.gov.uk
      Tel.: 020 7215 5535
      Fax: 020 7215 5231

    Branch responsibilities

    Markets and Policy

    International, economics, oil taxation and downstream oil markets: transboundary fields and pipelines, UK continental shelf (UKCS) delimitation, UKCS fiscal regime and statistics, general UKCS policy.

    Section responsibilities

    Delimitation and Transboundary Issues

    Treaties, UKCS delimitation, transboundary fields and pipelines. Upstream application of EU Gas Directives.

    North Sea Tax Policy

    Policy and economic advice on UKCS taxation, royalty and decommissioning insurance issues.

    UKCS Financial Statistics

    UKCS financial statistics.

    Oil Markets

    International oil markets and downstream oil economics.

    Downstream Oil

    Downstream oil sector: refining, transport, marketing, product specifications and environment.

    Oil and Gas Economics and Appraisal

    Economic analysis of upstream oil and gas issues, production forecasts, economic aspects of upstream/downstream regulatory interface.

    General UKCS Policy

    General UKCS policy: liaison with offshore industry; infrastructure policy, including review of the Offshore Infrastructure Code of Practice; application of competition law to UKCS, upstream/downstream regulatory interface.

    Policy and Briefing Co-ordination

    Briefing and Policy Co-ordination, editorship of the "Brown Book".

    Downstream Oil Energy Planning

    Downstream oil emergency planning.

    Page last updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2002


    Back | Title | Table of Contents
    Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5 | Appendix 6 | Appendix 7 | Appendix 8 | Appendix 9
    Appendix 10 | Appendix 11 | Appendix 12 | Appendix 13 | Appendix 14 | Appendix 15 | Appendix 16 | Appendix 17
    Index Map | Plate 1 | Plate 2W | Plate 2E | Plate 3W | Plate 3E | Plate 4W | Plate 4E | Plate 5 | Plate 6
    Plate 7 | Plate 8W | Plate 8E | Plate 9W | Plate 9E | Plate 10W | Plate 10E | Plate 11 | Plate 12 | Legend