DTI Policy on Data Release

DTI aims to make as much information and data publicly available as soon as possible. Under the current regulations, data will normally be available for release once a five year period of confidentiality has passed. All data release contracts are non-exclusive.

We are always ready to discuss any proposal to extend our current range of products.

Please contact Jackie.Banner@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Head of LCU Knowledge Team
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7215 5135

Release Dates

For the purpose of data release, the start of the confidentiality period is deemed to be the well completion date for well data and the end of the calendar year when data acquisition was completed for seismic data. The relevant confidentiality periods are:

DTI Data & Data Release Agents



Other Data

View DTI Well Data

The contacts below are for appointments to view data only. For any other queries regarding the data, please contact:

Head of LCU Knowledge Team
(+44) (0) 20 7215 5135

Data available for public access :

Release Offshore and Onshore Wells on microfiche/CDROM

For appointments to view please contact :

Sheung Yee
DTI Open Government and Data Protection Unit
1 Victoria St.
Tel: (+44) (0) 207 215 6618
E-mail: Sheung.Yee.Chan@dti.gsi.gov.uk

Malcolm Pye
Licensing and Consents Unit
Atholl House Aberdeen AB11 6AR
E-mail: Malcolm.Pye@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: (+44) (0) 1224 254072

Richard Sutherland or Irene Gunner
DTI Core Store
376 Gilmerton Rd.
Edinburgh EH17 7QS
Tel: (+ 44) (0) 131 664 7330
E-mail: i.gunner@dticorestore.co.uk or r.sutherland@dticorestore.co.uk

Core and Samples Offshore Wells

Richard Sutherland or Irene Gunner
DTI Core Store
376 Gilmerton Rd.
EH17 7QS
Tel: (+ 44) (0) 131 664 7330
E-mail: i.gunner@dticorestore.co.uk or r.sutherland@dticorestore.co.uk

Directions to the Core Store

Core and Samples for Onshore Wells

Dr Mike Howe
British Geological Survey
NG12 5GG
Tel: (+44) (0) 115 936 3100
E-mail: mhowe@bgs.ac.uk

Released onshore cores (drilled under DTI licenses) form part of the National Core and Sample Collection of the BGS at Keyworth, Nottingham.

Purchase data through Well Data Release Agents

Agent Data Type Website and Telephone Contact
Data by Design Brown Book www.databydesign.co.uk
Steve Allen
Tel: (+44) (0) 1278 723492
Exploration Geosciences United Kingdom Discovery Digest www.expgeo.co.uk
Mark Groves-Gidney
Tel: (+44) (0) 1580 212080
IHS Energy Group Well Logs and Reports www.ihsenergy.com
Nick Hardy
Tel: (+44) (0) 1666 501826
Email: nick.hardy@ihsenergy.com
Robertson Research International Well Logs and Reports
Well Target Analysis Database
Undeveloped Discoveries Database
Simon Kendall
Tel: (+44) (0) 1492 581811

Release of onshore licence applications and reports

The DTI has now published the technical reports etc acquired or produced for Landward licences following the expiration of the confidentiality period provided for by the licence together with the "Volume B" documents submitted in the 1st to 6th Landward licensing rounds. This work has been organised by Mosaic Information Solutions on behalf of the DTI. It is proposed to release the "Volume B" documents submitted in the 7th and 8th Landward licensing rounds later this year.


If you require more information please contact:

Geoff Swann
Senior Geologist - UK Onshore
email: geoff.swann@dti.gsi.gov.uk
phone: +44 (0) 20 7215 5062
fax: +44 (0) 20 7215 5070

Ian Picton
Mosaic Information Solutions
email: ian@mosaicis.com
phone: +44 (0) 1224 213021
fax: +44 (0) 1224 213521


Offshore data

An initiative to release Offshore data is implemented through Guidelines agreed between DTI and UKOOA. Released seismic data is indexed on DEAL, and available through the Offshore Seismic Traders. Data cost is limited to reproduction cost and nominal handling and storage fees.

A selection of Offshore surveys are also released through Robertson Research International and Lynx Information Systems.

Onshore data

The UK Onshore Geophysical Library, managed by Lynx Information Systems, releases Onshore seismic data.
Telephone Contact: Neil Anderton (+44) (0) 20 8780 2634

Other Data Contacts

DEAL provides the Index and Directory of available technical information and data on the UKCS, through a graphical user interface
LIFT provides the list of Assets for sale, trade or farm-in plus access to the current DTI licence database.

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