The OGA have today (Monday 20 September) opened a formal consultation into our proposed Governance Guidance as per Supporting Obligation paragraphs 3 and 4 of the OGA Strategy, and which sets out when the OGA will normally consider the adequacy of a licensee’s governance arrangements, and the factors which will usually be considered.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks until Friday 12 November, and will include an industry workshop – organised with OGUK – which will be likely to take place during w/c 4 October.

The proposed Guidance focuses on:

  • The adoption and application by a Relevant Board (RB) of a recognised corporate governance code, suitable for the size and characteristics of the Licensee
  • The adoption and application by a RB of the OGA Strategy specific principles
  • A commitment by the RB to take appropriate steps to assist the UK Government in meeting its net zero target, to align to a common standard of climate reporting and to give due consideration to its corporate social responsibilities
  • How the OGA will monitor compliance with this proposed Guidance including by requiring the RB to account for how it has met, and will in future meet, this Guidance

Written responses to the consultation should be sent to:

OGA Governance Consultation
Oil and Gas Authority                                   
AB1 Buildings                                  
48 Huntly Street                                                           
AB10 1SH


For further details of the workshop, go to