Step 1 Rinse the scallops and pat dry with a paper towel.
Step 2 Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add and heat the olive oil.
Step 3Add the scallops to the hot oil. Sear until golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Step 4Remove the scallops from the pan. Add the ponzu sauce, stirring and scraping up solids from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the liquid until it becomes shiny and slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Step 5Return the scallops to the pan. Add the ginger. Stir until the scallops are coated. Add 2 tablespoons chives just before removing the pan from the heat.
Step 6Place the scallops on a plate and spoon the glaze over. Sprinkle with the remaining chives. Serve immediately.