Licensing & consents

The OGA regulates the licensing of exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore oil and gas resources, gas storage and unloading activities. We do this with consideration of MER UK and our support for the target of net zero emissions by 2050.


Detailed guidance on all aspects of offshore and onshore licensing.

The latest offshore and onshore licensing rounds.

An overview of the different types of exploration licences.

Our Petroleum e-business assignment and relinquishment system (PEARS) electronic...

Detailed guidance on all aspects of the carbon storage licensing system.

Detailed guidance on all aspects of the gas storage and unloading licensing system....

A comprehensive library of current and historic licensing data.

Guidance on PWAs and variations, flaring and venting, and the OGA consents team....