OGA expects 32nd Offshore Licensing Round awards in summer 2020

The Oil and gas authorities of the UK (OGA) announced that they expect awards in the 32nd Offshore Licensing Round will be announced in summer 2020. Earlier, these awards were expected in Q2 2020.

OGA actions and reprioritisation during the COVID-19 pandemic includes:

  • We have reorganised and identified key points of contact – these can be found here.
  • We will take a pragmatic approach to compliance where we can.
  • We will take a flexible approach to consider amendments to licence timelines. We encourage operators to engage with us early, with evidence, on any specific requests.
  • We expect to offer our 32nd Offshore Licensing Round awards in summer 2020 and will be considerate and open to dialogue with applicants at the time of the award.
  • We have de-prioritised stewardship reviews, including only holding reviews with operators in relation to regulatory or materially significant matters.
  • We are working with operators and the supply chain to help secure timely payments.
  • We will continue to keep work under review including pausing or postponing other work if required.

32 Round indicative areas and Blocks on offer. Map: OGA.