Oil and gas: operatorship

This guidance was withdrawn on

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

Offshore Operatorship

Onshore Operatorship

How to gain approval from DECC as an operator for production or exploration on the UK Continental Shelf or as an onshore operator.