OGA awards 12 offshore oil and gas licences
14 July, 2017
The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded 12 licences to 10 companies in the 2016 Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round, which closed for applications in March 2017.
The 14 blocks originally offered were based on industry nominations of areas outside of those covered by last year’s Frontier 29th Licensing Round.
Locations covered the UK Continental Shelf from the Southern North Sea to the east of Shetland.
Fifteen applications covering 11 blocks were received and the OGA has now made award offers for 12 licences covering the 11 blocks.
Five of the awards were for potential developments, or re-developments of fields where production had ceased. The remaining licences will enter the exploration stage.