Oil and gas - guidance

Exploration and production - Oil and gas: offshore maps and GIS shapefiles

Maps showing offshore licence areas around the UK and shapefiles generated in GIS (Geographic Information System).

Maps

You can access a digital map of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas activity by individual quadrant , showing the licensed areas, and below it pop-up detailed maps of each of the quadrants that contain licensed areas (updated 01 April 2014).

28th Round

Other maps of the UKCS

UKCS infrastructure wallmap showing oil and gas activity (updated 01 April 2014)

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In place Crown Estate Leases, Agreements for Lease and Search Areas (overlaying UKCS Petroleum Licensing Blocks)

This map is designed to assist petroleum licence holders to identify any area conflicts that their petroleum licences have with other users of the sea that have been granted rights by The Crown Estate.

Petroleum licence holders should identify any blocks where they hold a licence to check whether there may be a potential area conflict with a The Crown Estate rights holder. This could involve a physical overlap between a petroleum licence and The Crown Estate lease, etc or potential conflict as the areas are adjoining or near to each other (e.g. a helicopter zone may overlap with The Crown Estate lease, etc).

Petroleum licence holders are strongly advised to contact the other right holder(s) at the earliest opportunity to discuss and resolve any potential conflicts.

Further details are available on The Crown Estate web

Petroleum licence holders can contact The Crown Estate at oilandgasenquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk or on 020 7851 5343with general or specific questions.

TCE Leases and OG Licences

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27th round of offshore licensing

27th round of offshore licensing - Second Tranche

Offshore GIS shapefiles

The shapefiles below are constructed by connecting GCS coordinates with a straight line rather than a geodetic arc (takes into account the curvature of the earth). They are therefore not suitable for defining legal boundaries or measuring areas.

Shapefiles What it covers Last updated
Median line (ZIP, 46.8KB) extent of the UKCS - intended as a guide to offshore licensing. Does not contain definitive legal boundaries 01 April 2014
Hydrocarbon fields (ZIP, 1.11MB) oil, gas and condensate fields on the UKCS – indicates hydrocarbons only, not an accurate reflection of reservoir boundaries 01 April 2014
Coastline (ZIP, 1.57MB) low-resolution coastline of mainland Britain -
Quadrants (ZIP, 20.9KB) 1 degree x 1 degree grid of the UKCS -
Licensed blocks (ZIP, 190KB) grid of blocks and part blocks displaying licensed areas – intended as a guide, does not contain definitive legal boundaries. Download sub-area blocks shapefile or visit Licenses page of site for further details on operators 01 April 2014
Field determinations (ZIP, 82.7KB) taxation boundary that determines a hydrocarbon field 01 April 2014
Wells (ZIP, 1.44MB) surface locations of all UK offshore wells 01 April 2014
Strategic Environmental Assessment areas (ZIP, 102KB) areas considered for environmental protection and suitable development -
Significant discoveries (ZIP, 13.2KB) discoveries identified by DECC as "significant" in terms of flow rate. Does not indicate commercial potential, but identifies those with an approved or in-production field development plan 01 April 2014
Renewable Energy Zones (ZIP, 46KB) boundary line for application of English and Scottish civil and criminal law to offshore renewable energy installations 16 September 2009
Sub-area blocks (ZIP, 225KB) grid of blocks and part blocks displaying operator and equity details – intended as a guide, does not contain definitive legal boundaries 01 April 2014
Licensed and unlicensed blocks (ZIP, 737KB) grid of all licensed and unlicensed blocks - intended as a guide, does not contain definitive legal boundaries 01 April 2014
Fallow blocks and discoveries (ZIP, 31.2KB) most recent listing of fallow blocks and discoveries 08 April 2013
Geological Basins Major (ZIP, 15KB) & Sub (ZIP, 24.6KB) Geological Basins 31 July 2013
Pipelines not maintained by DECC – see UK Oil and Gas Data for shapefile -
Wind Farm areas not maintained by DECC – see Crown Estate for shapefile -

Disclaimer

This data is supplied on a best effort basis only, utilising available information as provided by the original operators. While every effort is made to ensure the information is correct and up-to-date, the Department does not accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature, however caused, which may be sustained as a result of reliance upon such information.

If any errors are found or if you have any comments or other queries please contact:

John Seabourn GIS Manager
Telephone: 0300 068 8138 Email: John.Seabourn@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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