Oil and gas – guidance

Oil and gas: Project Pathfinder

Project Pathfinder offers a real-time look at oil and gas projects and the decommissioning of redundant facilities on the UK Continental Shelf.

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


The OGA has listened to the supply chain and understands that early information about emerging projects is helpful. As a result, Project Pathfinder has been established to provide a real-time look at the oil and gas projects for new field developments, and the decommissioning of redundant facilities in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Project Pathfinder’s information includes the location, type of development, and timings of business opportunities. It supplies all-important contact details within companies and increases visibility of the contracting community and aims to build on the information available from existing forums such as PILOT’s Share Fair and Forward Workplan.

PILOT login

Here is a link to PILOT

Industry has been supportive of Project Pathfinder, as have influential industry bodies that find it useful for the supply chain to plan ahead and be in a more competitive position to win a share of UKCS contracts.

The project is designed to provide general information only. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or professional advice.

A publication was created for Offshore Europe 2013 highlighting the projects available within Project Pathfinder. Please click on the link below to access the publication:

Pathfinder operator login

Go to the login for Project Pathfinder - (For Operators only)

Pathfinder reports

Current projects

On the portal you will find PDF versions of reports of current Pathfinder projects. (These PDFs are updated every Friday at 09:20am.)

Pathfinder email updates

There is a monthly email summarising updates to Project Pathfinder. You can subscribe online.

Please direct all queries regarding Project Pathfinder to Sylvia Buchan or Bill Cattanach on 01224 254041