Responding to the OGA’s announcement on the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director commented:
“Energy security must remain of paramount importance to the UK, and the natural gas we discover today, both onshore and offshore, will play a key role in powering our future economy.
“We welcome today’s (Thursday 17 December) news that 159 onshore blocks have been formally offered to successful applicants. We believe this progress is consistent with industry, regulator and government efforts towards maximising economic recovery of our indigenous resources – benefitting the entire country.
“As onshore activities expand, the opportunity for businesses in the UK’s world-class offshore oil and gas supply chain to diversify will also grow. We look forward to working with colleagues across the industry to develop and deliver the expertise the onshore industry will need to thrive.”
The announcement from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-onshore-oil-and-gas-blocks-to-be-offered
For further information, please contact Helen Evans at [email protected].
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.