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  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has expanded its leadership team with three recent appointments. Scott Robertson has been promoted to director of operations, and replaces Gunther Newcombe who will be retiring in March 2020. Robertson will be responsible for the OGA’s Exploration, Production, Decommissioning and Technology agenda. He joined the OGA in June […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded four contracts for surface and subsurface studies to improve understanding and maximize value by integrating exploration, development, production, late-life planning and decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). OGA said on Tuesday that Lloyd’s Register, British Geological Survey (BGS) and Schlumberger are the recipients of the contracts, […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    UK’s oil and gas industry regulator, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), has made three new appointments to its leadership team. 

  • 20 March 2017

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has joined the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) on the on-going Hypo-Lias project to explore hydrocarbon potential of Jurassic rock formations across the Southern North Sea (SNS). OGA said on Monday that the project, executed as part of the Dutch TKI Upstream Gas program, was sponsored by […]

  • 7 August 2018

    The OGA has awarded new contracts through Government funding, to continue to stimulate exploration activity on the UKCS.

  • 11 May 2015

    Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has today, May 11, 2015, confirmed the appointment of several high-calibre leaders as he continues to build a team at the new UK oil and gas regulator. The OGA has appointed Gunther Newcombe as Director, Exploration and Production, Angela Seeney as Director, Technology and Projects, Hedvig Ljungerud […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Project & Tenders

    CGG GeoConsulting has been awarded a contract to supply digital well products to the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) UK. The contract is a part of a wider tender for comprehensive subsurface databases and information sources to encourage further exploration in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The data sets will help to support […]

  • 19 October 2018

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has initiated a new area plan to maximize economic recovery from the Greater Buchan area of the North Sea.

  • 3 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded four contracts with a combined value of more than £6 million over three years for surface and subsurface studies to improve understanding and maximise value by integrating exploration, development, production, late-life planning and decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Lloyd’s Register, British Geological Survey (BGS) and […]

  • 10 November 2017

    OGA is planning to set up a national data repository for the industry, hoping to boost spending on UKCS

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    UK’s offshore oil and gas industry regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), has named an acting head of decommissioning until a process of recruiting a permanent head is completed. The OGA said on Monday that it named Gunther Newcombe, current director of operations, as the acting head of decommissioning. The organization added Newcombe would […]

  • 20 April 2017

    The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the UK oil and gas regulator, has reaffirmed its focus on the importance of collaboration and is urging industry to increase the pace at which licensees develop a culture of collaboration internally, and externally with existing joint venture (JV) partnerships and beyond. Further to the recommendations of Sir Ian […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has joined the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) on the on-going joint industry research project, ‘Hypo-Lias’, to explore the hydrocarbon potential of Jurassic rock formations across the Southern North Sea (SNS). This research project, executed as part of the Dutch TKI Upstream Gas programme, is already sponsored […]

  • 14 September 2015

    The UK oil and gas industry regulator, the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), will give a presentation on the topic of Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) at the SPE Aberdeen technical meeting, organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section. The SPE said it would launch its 2015-2016 events programme this next week. According to the […]

  • 23 February 2017

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has begun a search for operators to voluntarily participate in a multi-operator, well plug and abandonment (P&A) optimization program. OGA said on Thursday that the objective of the pilot program was to demonstrate the cost savings which can be achieved through collaborative working, stimulate work-sharing campaigns and adopt improved […]

  • 17 July 2018

    Production efficiency (PE) on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has improved for a fifth consecutive year, rising to 74%, according to a new report released by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

  • 27 July 2016

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 29th Offshore Licensing Round with more than 1200 blocks on offer to support its objective of maximizing economic recovery (MER) of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). OGA said on Wednesday that companies can now apply for new licenses to drill for offshore oil and gas in a […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded £1.5 million ($1.9 million) of contracts to purchase comprehensive subsurface databases to encourage further exploration in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). OGA said on Monday that the datasets purchased would underpin much of the OGA’s work across the exploration and production (E&P) lifecycle including […]

  • 4 August 2017

    Following the recently launched 30th Licensing Round offering North Sea offshore blocks in mature areas to interested oil firms, the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has now expanded the offer with seven more blocks. The seven additional blocks are: 110/5; 110/10; 110/16; 110/18; 113/24; 113/29; 113/30. According to the OGA, the blocks were not initially on offer pending clarification of […]

  • 2 November 2017

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched its 2017 Stewardship Survey for operators of UKCS petroleum licenses and upstream infrastructure.

  • 16 March 2017

    OGA, the UK’s oil and gas authority established in 2016, has released its activity plan for the next two years, and the revitalization of exploration has been placed on top of the list. The government body formed to help boost economic recovery of the UK oil and gas resources has identified 10 priorities to be […]

  • 19 April 2016

    The UK Oil and Gas Authority has released the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing program. According to OGA, the successful recipient of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and also the […]