Look up original licences and licence reports for UK onshore, offshore and gas storage by block, company or licence number.
On 1st April 2015 certain functions passed from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) a newly created Executive Agency of DECC
Getting a licence
You can go to the UK Oil Portal to apply online for onshore and offshore petroleum licences - and for changes to licences eg assignments and relinquishments (login required).
All the offshore licences have been migrated to the new portal licensing system
- Offshore licences by licence number
- Onshore licences by licence number
- Offshore licences by block
- Onshore licences by block
- Licences by company and block
- Licensee company information
- Company group lookup
- Offshore sub-area operators
- Licensing Offshore/Onshore Export Reports
Scanned licence documents
You can search for recent offshore, onshore or gas storage licences and licence reports by block or part block using our look-up menu (no login required).
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- Relinquishment/surrender reports: Seaward Production Licences
- Licence relinquishments 2003 to present