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 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.
  2. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.
  3. Licence amended and republished to reflect changes to the EU dual-use list.
  4. Rating code '7A003' amended.
  5. Amended to reflect updates to the EU Dual-Use List (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1382/2014).
  6. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  7. First published.