Guidance

Open general export licences for oil and gas exploration: dual-use items

Licences allowing the export of a range of dual-use items in support of contracts within the oil and gas industry. See explanation below for which licence to use.

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These open general export licences (OGEL) allow 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.

Open general export licence (oil and gas exploration: dual-use items) from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

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

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 5 December 2019.

Reporting requirements

These OGELs are subject to reporting requirements under the open licence returns transparency initiative.

Revoked licences

The most recent revoked licences are available in the documents section.

All previous licences are revoked.

You can find older revoked versions of the Open general export licence (oil and gas exploration: dual-use items) on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the Open general export licence (oil and gas exploration: dual-use items) from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. This Open General Export Licence has been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

  2. These OGELs have been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

  3. The Italian Continental Shelf has been added as a permitted destination for this licence.

  4. This open general export licence has been amended to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009. It has also been extended to include the renewable industry within its scope. Control entries accidentally deleted during the formatting of the previous version have been reinstated.

  5. Clarity on who can use this licence.

  6. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.

  7. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

  8. Licence amended and republished to reflect changes to the EU dual-use list.

  9. Rating code '7A003' amended.

  10. Amended to reflect updates to the EU Dual-Use List (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1382/2014).

  11. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.

  12. First published.