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Petroleum-related information in the National Data Repository

Information may be reported to the online NDR – a digital repository where the NSTA holds information reported by petroleum licensees and owners / operators of offshore infrastructure. Some information that is reported to the NSTA may be disclosed immediately, whereas the NSTA maintains the confidentiality of other reported information for a specified period, as set out under regulations.

To access guidance on reporting and disclosure of petroleum-related information and samples click below.


Petroleum related samples in the National Data Repository

Licencees are required to routinely report portions of core and cuttings they have acquired to the British Geological Survey (BGS) who curate physical samples on behalf of the NSTA. Other samples should be retained and may be required to be reported.

Viewing of samples can be arranged by contacting the BGS Core Store at

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