Exploration & production

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 MER UK Strategy.


Effective stewardship will help maximise economic recovery

Working with the industry to enhance exploration investment

Developing regional strategies to optimise infrastructure

Encouraging greater efficiency in production operations.

Extending field life and improving the efficiency of decommissioning

The licensing of exploration & development of England’s onshore oil & gas resources...

Working with the industry to manage oil and gas operations

Driving investment through a competitive fiscal environment .