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27th Round

27th Seaward Licensing Round

UK Outline

After thorough consideration of the applications made in the 27th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, John Hayes, the Energy Minister, is pleased to be able to announce an initial tranche of offers of 167 Production Licences covering 330 blocks.

Full details of the offers can be found below:

DETAILS OF the offer of awards





The Crown Estate has significant interest in the offshore area which could potentially affect exploration and development proposals. Please see the link below for further information.

Some areas of UK controlled waters may be designated as Special Areas of Conservation. There is a map showing these areas, and a contact point for further information, in the link below. Potential Applicants are advised to take particular notice of the Special Areas of Conservation.

27th round guidance

First point of contact on 27th Seaward Round awards

Jen Brzozowska
tel: 0300 068 6030


Alternate Contact

Ricki Kiff
tel: 0300 068 6042



UK Oil Portal support line: 0300 068 5793
Email :



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The 27th Round closed for application on 1st May 2012. No further applications can be submitted.


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