Open general export licence (oil and gas exploration: dual-use items)

Licence allowing the export of a range of dual-use items in support of contracts within the oil and gas industry.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows the export of a range of dual-use (has a civilian and military application) goods, software and technology for tasks or hydrographic surveys in support of contracts within the oil and gas industry. This extends to a wide range of destinations, but is subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

All previous licences are revoked.

This licence is subject to reporting requirements under the transparency initiative.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 16 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.
  2. Licence amended and republished to reflect changes to the EU dual-use list.
  3. Rating code '7A003' amended.
  4. Amended to reflect updates to the EU Dual-Use List (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1382/2014).
  5. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  6. First published.