Over the next month, the NSTA will be carrying out user research on the recently restructured Data and Insights section of the website.

We want to understand if the change makes it easier for visitors to the website to find what they are looking for, whether that be analysis, downloads, or information. We’d appreciate your help to improve how accessible and discoverable NSTA data and tools are. To contribute, please share or fill in the following questionnaire by 22nd March. There is an opportunity register interest in providing a user interview to go into further detail at the end of the questionnaire


UK National Data Repository (NDR)


Explore terabytes' worth of seismic and well data

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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 kwcorestore@bgs.ac.uk

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