14th Licensing Round

New 14th Round interactive map and portal on DrillOrDrop

MapDrillOrDrop has launched an interactive map and portal for information on the 14th Licensing Round, announced on 18th August 2015 by the Oil and Gas Authority. Click here to go to the map and portal.

For each of the 159 licence blocks, you can see a large-scale map, details of the constituency, MP, administrative areas and any top wildlife sites.

The licences are divided into two groups. A first tranche of 27 licences, mainly in the east Midlands, south Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, were announced together with details of the successful operators and partners. They are likely to be awarded formally at the end of September. These are coloured light green on the maps.

The second tranche of 132 licences are within 10km of a top wildlife site and are subject to an assessment under the Habitat Regulations. A consultation on the assessments is now underway and they’re likely to be confirmed later in the year. These licences are coloured dark green on the maps.

No licence announcements were made for Scotland and Wales because licensing is being devolved to the Scottish and Welsh governments.

We will add to these pages when the operators and partners of licences in the second tranche are confirmed. And we will continue to update the pages if or when these operators apply for permits or planning permission to carry out exploratory drilling. Our aim is to make this a complete and accurate source of information about developments in these licence blocks awarded under the 14th round.

Please contact us with extra information or if you find details are wrong or missing.

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