Leading Collaboration

in E&P data management best practice and shared services in the UKCS

Common Data Access Limited (CDA) is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK, set up in 1995 to provide data management services to its members and to the UK oil industry.

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CDA holds a growing collection of information for more than 1,250 2D and 3D UKCS surveys. Files can be downloaded over the Internet or taken on a range of modern media by users affiliated with participating member companies. The public ('Third Parties') may licence released post-stack seismic data on media (as provided for under the joint DECC/Oil & Gas UK Seismic Data Release Guidelines). More information

CDA holds a collection of various types of digital well information for more than 11,500 UKCS wells and a handful of wells on the Faeroe Islands continental shelf. Data can be browsed and downloaded over the Internet by users affiliated with participating member companies from anywhere in the world. It is not available to the public. More information

Metadata for UKCS wells, seismic surveys, production infrastructure and licences, searchable through forms and a map-interface and available to the public. More information

The Well Data Collection, the Seismic Data Collection and UKOilandGasData are CDA's mainstream services however CDA does other important work in the area of data standards, guidelines and best practices and industry initiatives such as E&P Data Management Competency. More information

UKOilandGasData Members

Production licensees meet their obligations to DECC by submitting well data and seismic data to the UKOilandGasData.  They also enjoy low cost and rapid access to released well and seismic data. Find out more about CDA Membership

CDA and the UKCS NDR

CDA is a significant and vitally important component of the private/public partnership that constitutes the NDR (National Data Repository) for the UKCS.

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News

CDA’s recent open industry workshop brought together participants across the industry to discuss issues and solutions around managing the legacy of information remaining post-decommissioning. Three excellent presentations were heard, from Shell, the University of Aberdeen, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency, followed by active discussion and prioritisation of proposed industry solutions for dealing with these issues. […]

13 Apr 2018

The Oil and Gas Authority has published its response to a consultation on establishing and maintaining the United Kingdom’s first oil and gas National Data Repository (NDR). The NDR, to be launched in early 2019, will initially build upon CDA’s existing UKOilandGasData platform, to preserve, regulate and provide greater access to the country’s collection of valuable […]

05 Apr 2018