Please Note

The NSTA would like to make industry aware of an upcoming suspension of applications on the UK Energy Portal.

The NSTA will not be processing any Production, Flare or Vent consent applications or revisions between 17 June 2024 and 1 July 2024. This suspension is required to ensure a managed transition to the new Field Consent System. Once the new system is live it is anticipated that applications or revisions can be submitted from 1 July 2024.

Under the Model Clauses in the licence, licensees are required to obtain authorisation from the NSTA to install facilities or to produce hydrocarbons.

The authorisation takes the form of a Development and Production Consent to a Field Development Plan (FDP).

Here you can find the process for preparing a Field Development Plan

Development and Production Consents are issued via the oil and gas portal

Here you can find Guidance on the Field Consent system