Gas storage and unloading

Developers must obtain a licence from the OGA for offshore storage or unloading activities, and a grant of the appropriate rights from the Crown Estate.

This regime applies to storage and unloading within the offshore area that comprises both the UK territorial sea and the area extending beyond the sea designated as a gas importation and storage zone (GISZ) under section 1(5) of the act.

Offshore gas storage

Application form

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Offshore gas unloading

Application form

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Operatorship

Under the model clauses attached to each Gas Unloading and Gas Storage Licence, the OGA must approve the appointment of an operator. Approval relates only to a company's competence and does not confer any permission to carry out actual activities such as drilling, seismic surveys, or gas unloading or storage developments. It is specific to the licence under which it is given, and each case is considered on its own merits.

For further information please contact:

Ricki Kiff
Tel: 0300 067 1637
Email: ricki.kiff@ogauthority.co.uk