Oil and Gas - Key Information


DECC logoThe Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is the principal regulatory authority for the UK Oil and Gas industry. For comprehensive details of the oil and gas regulation including: legislation, guidance notes, codes of practice and environmental information visit the DECC oil and gas website.


DECC has a public consultation website for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of offshore energy licensing. This includes details of the latest news and provides access to all completed SEAs including the technical reports.


oil and gas uk logoOil and Gas UK is one of the UK offshore oil and gas industry trade organisations. The members are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those who form any part of the industry's supply chain.


The Oil and Gas Authority is an executive agency sponsored by DECC and are responsible for regulating oil and gas activity on and offshore, with an aim to ensure the UK gets maximum economic benefit from its oil and gas reserves.


Oil spill emergency contacts and oil spill contingency planning tools


JNCC and other agency contact details for oil and chemical spills in the marine environment.


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The Coastal and Marine Resource Atlas (CAMRA) is a website tool used for maritime contingency planning and response. By following the online tutorial users can access environmental and other resource datasets covering the UK marine areas and continental shelf.