We regulate and influence the oil, gas and carbon storage industries. We help drive North Sea energy transition, realising the significant potential of the UK Continental Shelf as a critical energy and carbon abatement resource. We hold industry to account on halving upstream emissions by 2030
The NSTA is fully committed to enabling the achievement of the UK government's commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050
The NSTA regulates the exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore oil and gas resources and offshore carbon storage, offshore gas storage and offshore gas unloading activities
The NSTA regulates the licensing of exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore (England) oil and gas resources, carbon storage, gas storage and unloading activities.
We regulate the licensing of exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore oil and gas resources, gas storage and unloading activities in accordance with the Strategy.
Decommissioning of the UK’s offshore oil and gas production facilities is a major industrial challenge which can create global competitive advantage for the UK.
The UKCS is one of the most technologically advanced basins in the world.
A strong supply chain is essential to establish the UK as the ‘go to’ centre globally for offshore mature basin solutions, including energy transition, subsea and decommissioning.
The NSTA are working to transform the collection, storage, analysis and publication of UKCS data across the oil and gas lifecycle and including Energy Transition activities.
The latest announcements, reports, consultations and events, from NSTA and industry.
This EOR Delivery Programme builds on the EOR Strategy, which was published in July 2016, and describes in more detail how and when the near-term priority areas in EOR will be delivered
The OGA’s note on 'Competition & Collaboration' describes matters for industry to consider related to collaboration and competition law in the relevant oil and gas markets.
Production efficiency (PE) is an important indicator for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). In early 2016 the OGA carried out a survey of 2015 production efficiency data across the UKCS.
The OGA has developed the Supply Chain Strategy in collaboration with industry and the MER UK Board in support of the MER UK Strategy and OGA Corporate Plan.
The objective of this Strategy is to clearly define what good asset stewardship is and how the OGA’s enhanced asset stewardship process will work.
The Stewardship Expectations are one element of the OGA’s Asset Stewardship Strategy, which in turn supports the Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) Strategy for the UK.
The Supply Chain Strategy which was published separately alongside this document, sets out a vision for the supply chain to 2035 to grow the UK service sector’s share of both the domestic and global market
The OGA has developed the Information Management Strategy in collaboration with industry in support of the MER UK Strategy and OGA Corporate Plan.