Offshore

We hold offshore and onshore licensing rounds, inviting applications from companies and making awards to those bids that promise to maximise economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources.

Dates of previous and indicative timings for future licence rounds

Dates of previous and indicative timings for future offshore licence round events, covering a five year total period, can be viewed here

31st Offshore Licensing Round

Timing of the 31st Seaward Licensing Round

The European Commission has published on 11 June 2018 an Official Journal of the European Union entry on the UK's 31st Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round. The OGA has not yet launched the Round.

When the Round is launched, this page will be updated with a link to the Official Journal; a list (with associated maps) of the Blocks on offer; application Guidance and a link to the LARRY (The Licensing Applications RepositoRY) facility. This is a portal-based system that will lead the applicant through the process of compiling and submitting an application.

Upon the Round launch the OGA will issue a Press Notice.

First point of contact on the 31st seaward round
Ricki Kiff
tel: 0300 067 1637
email: ricki.kiff@ogauthority.co.uk

30th Offshore Licensing Round

On 25 July 2017, we invited applications for licences in the 30th Offshore Licensing Round.  The round closed for applications on 21 November 2017. On 23 May 2018 we announced the offer of awards in the 30th Offshore Licensing Round.

29th Offshore Licensing Round

On 27 July 2016, we invited applications for licences in the 29th Offshore Licensing Round. The Round closed on 26 October 2016. On 23 March 2017 we announced the offer of awards in the 29th Offshore Licensing Round.

2016 Offshore Supplementary Round

On 6 December 2016, we invited applications for licences in the Offshore 2016 Supplementary Round.  

28th Offshore Licensing Round

On 6 November 2014, we invited applications for licences in the 28th Offshore Licensing Round.