Regulatory framework

The OGA regulates the exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore oil and gas resources and offshore carbon storage, offshore gas storage and offshore gas unloading activities.


The principal Acts of Parliament that set out the legal underpinning of the OGA's...

Details of the industry levy that was introduced to fund the OGA.

An overview of our flexible new licensing regime.

The MER UK Strategy underpins our work and came into force in March 2016.

Information on third party access, disputes, guidance, meetings and sanctions

We are open about the decisions we make.

We encourage the use of relevant codes and standards to help reach agreement in an...