Oil and Gas Licensing and its Marine Impacts Training

09nov1:00 pm2:30 pmVirtual EventOil and Gas Licensing and its Marine Impacts Training OrganiserUpliftOnline Event1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeEnergy & Renewables,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Join us for this online training that will delve into the world of oil and gas licensing and its marine impacts.

Oil and Gas Licensing and its Marine Impacts Training

This training is designed to provide you with valuable insights and knowledge about the complex issues surrounding offshore licensing.

In July the government re-announced that it will grant 100+ new licences for North Sea oil and gas in the Autumn as part of its plan to ‘boost domestic energy supplies’. But we know that new licences will do nothing to secure our energy supplies or lower energy bills. Encouraging new oil and gas has obvious climate consequences, but the implications for marine life could also be huge.

Over a third of the new oil and gas licences offered in this licensing round overlap with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

But what actually is a licence?

And what are the potential impacts on marine life?

In this training we will look at what a licence is and the marine impacts of a licensing round, including implications for Marine Protected Areas – over a third of areas offered up for licences in the last round partially or completely overlapped with MPAs.

We’ll cover the impacts of the exploration stage and the extraction stage, including pollution, noise and habitat loss, and the policy framework around MPAs & Licensing.

We’ll discuss how we can respond and introduce the Ocean Alliance Against Offshore Drilling – a new alliance of organisations and people coming together to campaign against the devastating impacts of oil and gas on the ocean.

Join this licensing 101 for ocean partners on Thursday 9th November to understand how oil and gas licensing works in the UK, and what the ocean impacts are

Feel free to bring your lunch along. We look forward to seeing you.

***101 INFO ***

A Licence:

An offshore oil and gas production license is an agreement between an oil and gas company and the government. It gives a company certain rights over a defined area of seabed. Production licenses have three potential terms: one for exploration, one for planning, and one for production.

Issuing a production license does not give a company permission to develop and produce oil and gas. A company can only develop a field if it obtains a production license and then goes through a series of required approvals.

Hundreds of licenses have been issued in the past decade, but it has only led to a handful of oil and gas fields.Yet the marine impacts begin long before a field is opened.

Marine Impacts:

Earlier this year Uplift and Oceana UK released the groundbreaking research report, “In Deep Water” exposing the impact of oil and gas developments on the UK’s seas and the serious risk they pose to marine ecosystems.

With the recent Rosebank announcement, the impending license round, the more we understand this process the more effectively we can work on protecting marine life and the oceans.


This event is hosted by Uplift and Oceana.

The Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the event.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Any questions or to let us know of access requirements please contact [email protected].



you can download the full In Deep Water report at https://www.indeepwater.co.uk/





(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


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