The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) sought views from the UK oil and gas industry on the establishment of a United Kingdom National Data Repository (NDR), which would be funded through the OGA levy payable by all offshore petroleum licensees.

A four-week consultation opened on 10 November 2017, to gather feedback and insights from industry on the creation of an NDR required to improve access to UK petroleum related information, which will help to promote investment and deliver the principal objective of maximising the economic recovery of UK petroleum (MER UK).

The OGA regards the establishment of a UK NDR as an important commitment in fulfilling a key recommendation of the Wood Maximising Recovery Review, in ensuring ready access to timely and transparent data to facilitate MER UK. An NDR will preserve, regulate and provide greater access to the country’s collection of high quality petroleum-related information

This consultation closed on 8 December 2017.

Consultation on an increase to the OGA Levy to fund the United Kingdom Oil and Gas National Data Repository

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