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.
Wells Insight Report reveals activity slowdown in the UK North Sea and untapped potential in well maintenance
This report provides comparison data which benchmarks a wide range of UKCS decommissioning activities.
The OGA has published its inaugural Emissions Monitoring Report
The OGA has issued updated Guidance
Our carbon valuation methodology sets out information and assumptions for valuing the societal impacts of greenhouse gas emissions for appraisal purposes.
The 2020 UK oil and gas reserves and resources report finds that petroleum reserves remain at a significant level
This edition of the guidance replaces that published in February 2019
In 2020, unit operating costs on the UKCS fell 0.7 per barrel to an average of £11.20, the lowest level since 2017.