The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has published guidance on the use of Area Plans to help improve industry collaboration and maximise economic recovery of oil and gas.

An Area Plan, is a proposal for action, developed between the OGA and Industry, which consists of a number of principles set out in a stage gate framework, describes how economic recovery should be maximised in a particular geographical area of the UKCS, based on the analysis of evidence and a specific set of circumstances

Area Plans will vary in magnitude, scale and complexity and in some cases can be integrated with other Area Plans to develop a regional strategy.

The new guidance has been developed to aid the industry’s understanding of their responsibilities for developing Area Plans and help improve collaboration across the UKCS


Guidance on the developmement and use of Area Plans