The Oil & Gas Authority launched a new website on 3 October 2016 to reflect its new status as a government company.
This formalises the transfer of the Secretary of State’s regulatory powers in respect of oil and gas to the OGA,
and grants it new powers. This website will no longer be updated. Visitors should refer to www.ogauthority.co.uk
The OGA has released the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing programme. The successful recipient(s) of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and also the East Shetland Platform. These areas were selected after consultation with industry.
A separate ITT for legacy seismic data reprocessing will be issued in due course.
This follows the successful seismic survey of the Rockall Trough and Mid-North Sea High areas completed in 2015. The project delivered approximately 40,000 km of new and legacy data which was published under the Open Government Licence and available for download on 31st March 2016 from UKOilandGasData.com
In addition, in line with the recently issued OGA Corporate Plan, three separate ITTs are open for regional and field support engineering services, subsurface studies and reservoir evaluation services and geoscience project services. These contracts will replace the current Oil & Gas Maximising Recovery Programme (OGMRP) contracts and will be three years in duration.