Onshore

Basic Onshore Well Data

Disclaimer

This data is supplied on a best effort basis only, utilising available information as provided by the original operators. While every effort is made to ensure that this information is correct and up-to-date, the Department of Trade and Industry does not accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature, however caused, which may be sustained as a result of reliance upon such information.

If any errors are found or if you have any comments or other queries 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

Basic onshore well data
Listing of data availability for UK Land Releases 1-18

Onshore licence co-ordinates

Onshore licence co-ordinates are defined using the National Grid referencing system, which is a metric grid on a Transverse Mercator projection. National Grid coordinates are expressed as distances measured in metres east and north from the grid origin, which is located west of the Isles of Scilly. The National Grid defines a series of 100km squares, each of which is further subdivided into 10km squares. The 100km squares are identified by two letters e.g. SE or TL. The 10km squares are identified by the letters of the 100km square that they lie in, plus a number from 00 to 99 as follows:

Example: If this diagram showed the SE Block, then square 46 would be referred to as SE46.

For DTI’s Oil & Gas licensing purposes each 10km square is called a block. A licence may cover a whole block, part of a block, or several blocks or part-blocks.

For more information on the National Grid, visit the Ordnance Survey website (www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/products/natgrid/nghelp1.html).

The system of quadrants and blocks used in offshore licensing does extend onshore, but we only use it for well numbering (see Petroleum Operations Notice 12 for details: see PON 12. A map showing the relationship between the National Grid and quadrants and blocks is available here.

Onshore environmental regulations

Map of onshore licences

N.B. This map shows the current licensing situation. It should not be used for determining areas available for the 10th round of onshore licensing.

Onshore licensing and fields
Land Licence Shape Files
Land Field Outline Shape Files

For areas available in the 10th round see the maps under:

10th onshore round details

The hydrocarbon prospectivity of Britain's onshore basins

Disclaimer

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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

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Relinquished licence reports

This material has been supplied by and is published with the permission of the relevant licence operator for information only.

This information does not constitute legal, technical or professional advice. Neither the Department of Trade and Industry nor the licence operator accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature, however caused, which may be sustained as a result of reliance upon the information contained in this report.

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Requests and enquiries should be addressed to:

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

List of reports

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Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5 | Appendix 6 | Appendix 7 | Appendix 8 | Appendix 9
Appendix 10 | Appendix 11 | Appendix 12 | Appendix 13 | Appendix 14 | Appendix 15 | Appendix 16 | Appendix 17
Index Map | Plate 1 | Plate 2W | Plate 2E | Plate 3W | Plate 3E | Plate 4W | Plate 4E | Plate 5 | Plate 6
Plate 7 | Plate 8W | Plate 8E | Plate 9W | Plate 9E | Plate 10W | Plate 10E | Plate 11 | Plate 12 | Legend