Recent highlights


January 2018

New leaders appointed to MER UK Task Force groups

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December 2017

'Analysis of UKCS Operating Costs in 2016' report published


December 2017

Supply Chain Action Plans guidance published

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November 2017

2017 Stewardship Survey for the UKCS launched


October 2017

Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery report published

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October 2017

UK Oil and Gas Reserves and Resources report published

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September 2017

UKCS Recovery Factor Benchmarking report published


September 2017

Enhanced 30th Licensing Round data packages made available


August 2017

Technology Forum held at the AECC

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July 2017

Launched the 30th Offshore Licensing Round with 821 blocks or part blocks on offer in mature areas of the UKCS.


July 2017

12 licences awarded in the 2016 Supplementary Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round


June 2017

UKCS Production Efficiency in 2016 report published


June 2017

UKCS Decommissioning 2017 Cost Estimate Report published

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May 2017

£1.5 million in contracts awarded for subsurface databases

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April 2017

Collaboration Implementation Guide and Collaborative Behaviour Quantification Tool (CBQT) published


March 2017

25 licences awarded in 29th Offshore Licensing Round


March 2017

Activity Plan 2017 and 2018 published


February 2017

The MER UK Forum and Boards Annual update was published

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December 2016

Two additional information and samples powers within the Energy Act 2016 were brought into force

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November 2016

Second MER UK Awards celebrate positive behaviours to maximise economic recovery

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October 2016

Launched Asset Stewardship Expectations, one element of the Asset Stewardship Strategy