UK Regulator Completes Map Set
UK upstream regulator the Oil & Gas Authority has issued the final set of geological maps of its three-year UK continental shelf (UKCS) project, it said August 12.
The maps, produced by Lloyds Register, are intended to lower the barriers to oil and gas exploration and were a key part of the Wood Review, a government-backed initiative to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas from the UKCS.
The final geographic series covers the West of Shetlands, Rockall Trough, Irish Sea and Cardigan Bay. A single merged set of maps and databases for the whole of the UKCS is now available, combining each of the individual geographic areas, published on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the project.
Lloyd’s Register project manager Henk Kombrink said that producing a set of consistent geological maps and datasets for the entire UKCS over three years had been a big challenge but "thanks to the high level of collaboration with both the OGA and many third parties, the team at Lloyd’s Register were able to successfully deliver the project.”