While the unitation agreement is part of the upstream contractual regime By stimulating the growing number of unitizations worldwide, the AIPN established in 2006 a form of unitization and unitting agreement model and support guidelines. The 2006 AIPN-UUOA was based on the AIPN Joint Operating Agreement model form, adapted to a unit scenario and extended to unique problems for unit tanks. The host country`s oil laws will almost always set a framework for unification within that country, and most of them will require the pooling of an inter-territorial reservoir. The degree of regulation of single-form training varies considerably from one host country to another, with developing countries and countries with short history in the oil and gas sectors tending to have fewer regulations than those with more developed or a more well-established oil and gas sector. The decommissioning, preparation (by the unit operator) and approval (by the unit`s operating committee) of the dismantling work programme and budget remain largely unchanged. Decommissioning is an area in which the provisions of AIPN-UUOA 2020 may not be useful under a single specific scheme. The decommissioning rules in an UUOA should normally be linked to the obligations of the dismantling of the groups in their underlying contracts – which may be different. Essentially, the unit is the joint development of an hydrocarbon reservoir covering two or more licensing or contract areas (where the field is governed by a production-sharing regime) to ensure efficient production of the reservoir and to maximize the economic recovery of oil from these leased territories. Ultimately, each licensing group agrees that the license or contract surfaces be aggregated into a “unit,” with each owner receiving a percentage of the unit (“unit share”). Such an application and supporting documents must be submitted to all parties for consideration, with the application submitted to an expert if the parties cannot agree unanimously that the conditions for extending the unit area are met. However, the standardization itself and the documentation of the unit agreement require careful consideration and consideration by all parties, given the difficulty and potentially contentious nature of the object in question. The unity agreement is often referred to as the “super-JOA” because the shape and structure of a single agreement follows the shape and structure of an JOA.
For example, a model unitary agreement will contain provisions that provide that the unity agreement will define the process by which the parties will have to follow as soon as it has been agreed that a redefinition should take place.