This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Refusal of time extensions to 14th round licences'.

 
 
21 Bloomsbury 
London WC1B 3HF 
 
Ruth Hayhurst 
 
By email to:    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
 
Our ref: FOI-2020-0029 
 
 
17 June 2020 
 
 
Dear Ms Hayhurst, 
 
 
Thank you for your email of 19 May 2020, in which you requested the following 
information: 
 
“This is a fol ow-up to my request 
https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatdotheyknow.com%2Frequest
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e%2B8zd2CfEbmWLOTY6y2UoBNL6Ydc%3D&reserved=0 to which you responded on 13 May 2020. 
Please identify any 14th round licences where the OGA refused requests by operators for a time extension 
beyond that agreed when the licence was issued. 
Please also list any time extensions granted since the information the OGA provided on 13 May 2020.“ 
 
Your request is being considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 
2004 (‘the EIRs’) on the basis that the information you have sought disclosure of, 
does in our view, fall within the definition of ‘environmental information’ as stated in 
the EIRs.  
However, to the extent that any of the information requested may not be 
environmental, we have also considered your requests under the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Accordingly, your requests have been dealt with under 
the terms of the EIRs and the FOIA 
We are writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your request for 
information needs to be extended. 
Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered 
office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.  
For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, 
both available on our website. 
 

 
Under the EIRs, we are required to respond to requests as soon as possible, and in 
any case no later than 20 working days after receiving a request. However, by 
regulation 7 the period of 20 working days may be extended up to a total of 40 
working days if we reasonably believe that the complexity and volume of the 
information requested means that it is impractical to comply with a request within the 
earlier period or to make a decision to refuse to do so.  
In respect of your request, we believe that regulation 7 applies. Therefore, although 
we shall not be able to respond fully to your request within the 20 working day 
period, we shall do so as soon as possible within the extended period.  
Under the FOIA a public authority is also permitted to extend the period of time in 
which to reply when it is necessary to consider a test of the public interest. 
We hope to provide you with a response by no later than 15 July 2020
 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Strategy Directorate 
Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered 
office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.  
For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, 
both available on our website.