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Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) Latest News

UK's first oil and gas National Data Repository receives strong industry backing
The Oil and Gas Authority has received significant support from industry to create the United Kingdom's first Oil and Gas National Data Repository (NDR), to be launched in early 2019.
01 May 2018

OGA publish reports to share industry knowledge on technical solutions for MERUK
'UKCS Technology Insights' & 'SNS Salting Study' reports out.
01 May 2018

New Government-funded 'Frontier' exploration data now available
The Oil and Gas Authority released the results of the £20 million UK Government-Funded seismic programme to promote exploration activity in under-explored areas of UK Continental Shelf.
08 Dec 2017

OGA makes another set of data packages openly available for oilandgas explorers
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is continuing to make more and more data openly available in an effort to help revitalise exploration of oil and gas in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
21 Jul 2017

OGA data release and technology event to support 30th Offshore Licensing Round
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has announced a suite of measures designed to make data openly available and stimulate interest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) ahead of the 30th Offshore Licensing Round.
14 Jul 2017

The OGA emphasises collaboration as key to success
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has reaffirmed its focus on the importance of collaboration and is urging industry to increase the pace at which licensees develop a culture of collaboration internally, and externally with existing joint venture (JV) partnerships and beyond.
28 Apr 2017

OGA launch well P&A optimisation programme
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched a search for operators to voluntarily participate in a multi-operator, well plug and abandonment (P&A) optimisation programme.
24 Feb 2017

21CXRM contracts awarded for SW Britain and East Shetland Platform
As part of the 21st Century Exploration Road Map initiative (21CXRM), the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in collaboration with the 21CXRM Technical Advisory Committee, has awarded two contracts for petroleum system related studies for the East Shetland Platform and South West Approaches areas.
07 Feb 2017

OGA issues contracts to extend frontier seismic database
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded four new contracts worth approximately £1 million to Shearwater GeoServices, Geokinetics, DMT Petrologic and Quality Seismic.
09 Dec 2016

Unsanctioned discoveries highlight significant remaining potential in UKCS
More than three billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) remain in approximately 350 unsanctioned discoveries across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), according to information released by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
01 Nov 2016

OGA issues further contracts to build frontier seismic database
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded two contracts worth more than £2.5 million to Schlumberger WesternGeco and DownUnder Geosolutions (DUG), in collaboration with Geopartners Ltd, to supply around 15,000km of reprocessed multi-client 2D seismic data in six areas around the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
02 Sep 2016

OGA is selecting its priorities
The UK's new Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is selecting its priorities, and pushing the industry to drive down cost, said Gunter Newcombe, director of exploration and production with OGA.
23 Aug 2016


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