OGA launches 31st Offshore Licensing Round for the UKCS
11 July, 2018
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 31st Offshore Licensing Round for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), offering blocks in new and under-explored basins.
Supported by government-funded data, a total of 1,755 blocks are now available across the West of Scotland, the East Shetland Platform, the Mid North Sea High, South West Britain and parts of the English Channel.
More than 80,000km of high-quality, publicly available seismic data generated through the 2015 and 2016 government seismic programmes is being used to promote the blocks.
Interested companies have until Wednesday 7 November to apply, with decisions expected to be made as early as possible in the first half of 2019.