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 the UK oil industry.

CDA's mission is to work with industry and regulators to identify and deliver efficiencies, economies and added value through active cooperation in the management and sharing of data, information and knowledge relevant to the full range of E&P activities on the UKCS.
Our values and behaviours centre on energetic leadership to fulfil this mission, through the widest possible cooperation between oil companies, service companies, academia and regulators in a professional and effective way. Moreover, CDA and its employees will be strong advocates for petroleum data management as a discipline and for its contribution towards delivering material organisational value.

CDA and the UK NDR

From 2019 to 2021, CDA operated the UK NDR on behalf of the OGA. The NDR provides several important benefits for industry in addition to the regulatory reporting and disclosure functions.


  We will explore the evolving role of data in the oil and gas industry, and our increasing recognition – starting with CDA’s seminal 2011 ‘Value of Data’ paper – of the importance of extracting the most from our data in making good decisions. From subsurface to topsides, from seismic to photogrammetry to plant and […]

11 Nov 2021

The OGA’s launch of its new NDR on 1st July marks the end of an era for CDA, the wholly owned subsidiary of OGUK that focusses on data services to the geoscience community. CDA was founded over 25 years ago to aid sharing of geoscience data between oil and gas companies by creating UKOilandGasData, a […]

01 Jul 2021