Proposals within areas with existing oil and gas production should not be authorised except where compatibility with oil and gas production and infrastructure can be satisfactorily demonstrated.
- The Department of Energy and Climate Change, as the licensing authority for oil and gas activity, should be contacted at an early stage of developing a proposal. They can advise as to the full process of development for oil and gas activities and whether other activities are within an area where OG1 would apply.
- In addition to the information on oil and gas production within the map below it may be beneficial to seek additional data sources which detail the scale of the exclusion zones that exist around oil and gas production infrastructure.
- Where agreement between an oil and gas licence holder and another party allows the other party to use the area licensed to the oil and gas licence holder, the appropriate decision maker should be informed.
- Oil and gas infrastructure may include pipelines, wells, terminals and platforms and as such can extend beyond the area covered by oil fields.
Reproduced with permission of the Marine Management Organisation, Ordnance Survey, DECC and UKHO. © UK DEAL. © British Crown Copyright. All rights reserved. Permission number Defra 012012.003.
This plan policy references the following data sources:
- East marine plan areas (MMO)
- Oil and gas safety zone (UK Oil and Gas)
- Subsurface infrastructure (UK Oil and Gas)
- Surface infrastructure (UK Oil and Gas)
- Wells (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
- Oil and gas pipelines (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
- Hydrocarbon fields (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
- Round 25 Licensing Blocks (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
- Round 26 Licensing Blocks (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
- Round 27 Licensing Blocks (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.