The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 12 licences to 10 companies in the 2016 Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round, which closed for applications in March 2017.
Fourteen blocks were originally on offer in this Supplementary Round, offered in response to industry nominations of areas outside of those covered by last year’s frontier 29thLicensing Round.
Locations varied across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), from the Southern North Sea to East of Shetland. The round offered blocks under flexible terms, enabling applicants to define a licence duration and phasing that will allow them to execute their optimal work programme.
In all, 15 applications covering 11 blocks were received and the OGA is now ready to make offers of award in respect of 12 licences covering the 11 blocks.