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  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has informed that Andy Samuel, currently Managing Director of BG Group’s Exploration and Production in Europe, has been appointed as the chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). According to DECC, the government is also asking industry and others for their views on how best to […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Research & Development

    The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for a more integrated offshore energy sector which includes closer links between oil & gas and offshore renewables, including offshore wind. The new project, for which OGA secured a GBP 900,000 grant, will focus on the mix of energy sources and storage solutions necessary for […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced that Sir Patrick Brown will take up the role of chairperson of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). Sir Patrick Brown will work closely with Chief Executive Andy Samuel as he continues to build the senior leadership team for the new regulator. The first three directors were announced […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority has appointed an interim chairperson while the search for a permanent replacement is ongoing. 

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK Government has appointed a new chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

  • 10 August 2016

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government as of October 1, 2016. To remind, UK’s Energy Bill in July 2015 introduced the Oil and Gas Authority as an independent oil and gas regulator in the UK, and the regulator received the royal assent in May 2016. OGA […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Equinor and its partners have confirmed a new timeline for the Rosebank project on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), with the final investment decision planned to be taken by May 2022.   The new timeline comes after the award of a three-year extension for the Rosebank licences by the UK Oil and Gas Authority. “Together with […]

  • 12 June 2014

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP has opened the second day of Oil & Gas UK’s first Annual Conference in Aberdeen today ahead of a strong line-up of national and international speakers, including Sir Ian Wood. Alexander outlined the UK Government’s vision of the future of the oil and gas […]

  • 6 January 2015

    Andy Samuel has officially begun his new role of Chief Executive of the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), based in Aberdeen. The establishment of the OGA was an integral part of the recommendations made by Sir Ian Wood as part of the review into maximising the UK’s offshore oil and gas resources. The government […]

  • 20 March 2015

    The UK government has today outlined what it says is a major package of support for the oil and gas industry following Wednesday’s Budget announcement. The new Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) will be given a range of powers to ensure it has the ability to help maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil […]

  • 25 February 2015

    Responding to the Secretary of State’s commission to assess the impact of the sharp decline in global oil prices on the UK oil and gas industry, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) Chief Executive, Dr Andy Samuel today published his initial findings and issued an urgent call to action for industry, Government and the regulator. One […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    An innovative partnership between gas platforms and wind farms could see more power generated – maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced from gas fields to be generated into electricity offshore and […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    BP has received approval from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Alligin field development located west of Shetland. The Alligin development will target 20 million barrels of oil equivalent, and is expected to produce 12,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent a day at peak. The field, located 140 kilometers west of […]

  • 1 October 2015

    A lack of effective supply chain collaboration means companies are missing out on maximising the potential value from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), Deloitte has found in its survey of oil and gas operators and oilfield services companies. According to Deloitte, a global consulting agency, 74% of respondents said collaboration was an integral part of […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has submitted the Blythe Field Development Plan (FDP) to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).  The Blythe gas field, which is 100% owned and operated by IOG, is located in the Southern North Sea close to existing infrastructure and other IOG-owned licences. It contains independently verified 2P reserves of 34.3 […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed the appointment of first chief executive for the new Oil and Gas Authority.  DECC has today informed that Andy Samuel has been appointed as the first chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). Commenting on that announcement  Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Malcolm Webb said: “Oil & […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded contracts for the second UK Government funded £20 million seismic campaign to promote under-explored areas of UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) PGS and WesternGeco have been awarded the contracts to acquire seismic data from the East Shetland Platform and South West Britain respectively. The programme is anticipated to […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has submitted the field development plan (FDP) to the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) for the Blythe Hub, which comprises the Blythe and Elgood fields. This follows on from IOG’s submission of a draft FDP for only the Blythe field in December 2016. The Blythe and Elgood gas fields […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Oil and Gas Authority UK has awarded its first carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence as an independent regulator. The award has been made to Pale Blue Dot Energy for the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project. The project seeks to re-use existing oil and gas infrastructure for transporting and storing carbon; […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    More than three billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) remain in approximately 350 unsanctioned discoveries across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), according to information released by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). Of the three billion, the majority are ‘small pools’, defined as less than 50 million boe technically recoverable, and are located within potential […]

  • 18 March 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed the Chancellor’s decisive move to restructure the North Sea tax regime to promote investment in the nation’s “vital and considerable remaining oil and gas resource”.  The UK will continue to rely on oil and gas for the majority of its energy supply for many decades to come so this […]

  • 17 September 2015

    Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority revealed its plans to further develop the country’s oil and gas sector.