Ambition & priorities

We have set out our ambition and priorities to help drive focused action and delivery, and have worked closely with the industry to publish a series of sector strategies to support MER UK.

Published in March 2016, the OGA Corporate Plan 2016–21 describes the OGA’s priorities and plans. The Activity Plan 2017 and 2018 is a step on the way to achieving the OGA Corporate Plan 2016-2021. It retains the aims, priorities and operating framework originally articulated in the corporate plan, updated with a set of milestones and targets for achievement over the next 24 months.

Alongside this, in line with the recommendation of the Wood Review, in 2016, the OGA published seven sector strategies. The strategies were developed in consultation with industry and the MER UK Task Forces and the actions will be delivered in partnership with other organisations. Our OGA Activity Plan 2017-18 reinforces the activities in these strategies that the OGA has committed to delivering in 2017 and 2018.

Our ambition

Our ambition is to be the world-leading authority setting the framework for a sustainable and competitive UK oil and gas industry.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas.

Our priorities 2017/18

  • Revitalise exploration

    Increase in quality Exploration and Appraisal (E&A) drilling

  • Improve asset stewardship

    Enhanced asset stewardship.

  • Drive regional development and protect critical infrastructure

    Area and MER UK plans to deliver barrels and value

  • Improve decommissioning efficiency

    Delivery of efficient decommissioning

  • Leverage technology and data

    Delivery of technology and IM plans.

  • Create the right conditions

    • Appropriate use of powers to maximise economic recovery
    • Inform UK Government's Industrial Strategy
    • Drive investment, efficiency and new business models
  • Develop people, processes and systems

    • Transform the OGA IT systems
    • Make the OGA a great place to work