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The British Geological Survey (BGS) have successfully retained a key geoscience consultancy role for the UK Government and will work closely with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). As part of the three year contract, the BGS will provide geoscience project services that aid the identification, definition and quantification of leads and prospects and provide input data to the calculation of undiscovered resource volumes.
The BGS have provided geoscience project services for the UK Government since the 1970s, including:
Robert Gatliff, BGS Science Director for Energy and Marine Geoscience said:
"BGS is delighted to continue our collaboration with the OGA and our geoscience colleagues in Government".
Gunther Newcombe, OGA Exploration, Production and Decommissioning Director, said:
"In order to fulfil OGA's goal to maximise economic value of the UKCS, it is vital we can independently assess remaining undiscovered resources and improve our geotechnical understanding.
"In addition, OGA is seeking to drive regional development and protect critical infrastructure while promoting the best application of new technologies. The award of these contracts provides a valuable, additional technical resource to the OGA’s Exploration, Production and Decommissioning team."