Shell withdraws from Cambo oil field development

The company said that the economic case for investment in this project is “not strong enough”

“North Sea oil and gas production is still vital”

Oil and Gas Authority Chairman said North Sea exploration can ensure a successful energy transition to net zero

COP26 Live: Campaigners urge government to scrap Oil and Gas Authority

A climate change think tank has urged the UK to replace the regulator with a Clean Energy Authority

OGA launches UK’s first national oil and gas data repository

It is expected to help unlock new investment and technology and more exploration activity

Renewable energy to power oil and gas rigs?

The Oil and Gas Authority has started ‘significant work’ on how it can support the low carbon energy transition

OGA offers 123 new oil and gas licences

It has made a total of 26,659 square kilometres available, split into 229 blocks

UK’s petroleum ‘could last 20 more years’

The UK’s remaining petroleum reserves could last for at least 20 more years. That’s according to a new report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which suggests they could last even longer if additional undeveloped resources, ranging between 10 to 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe), can be matured. To date, a total […]

OGA offers new oil and gas exploration blocks

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched its 30th round of offshore licensing. The offering focuses on mature areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and includes 813 blocks or part blocks, totalling an area of more than 28 million acres. Blocks are on offer in the Southern, Central and Northern North Sea, the […]

Oil and Gas Authority offers 12 new licences

The Oil and Gas Authority has awarded 12 licences to 11 companies in its latest round of offerings. The 2016 Supplementary Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round was offered in response to industry requests to explore and drill in areas outside of those available in previous rounds. Locations varied across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), from […]

New strategy to recover North Sea’s tight gas

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has published a new strategy to maximise the recovery of tight gas from the Southern North Sea (SNS). The organisation estimates there are roughly 3.8 trillion cubic feet of accessible tight gas remaining in the region. This is natural gas trapped in low permeability reservoirs where conventional drilling is […]