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

CDA operates 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.

NDR Advisory Committee

CDA leads industry representation on the NDR Advisory Committee.

News

The UK National Data Repository (NDR) is now available for use by UKCS licensee companies. During this pilot phase Regulatory (licensee) users will be able to access their own data as well as data that has been entitled to their company or disclosed by the OGA. They will also be able to fulfil their regulatory […]

20 Feb 2019

CDA has confirmed a deal with the Oil and Gas Authority to launch the UK’s first National Data Repository for offshore geoscience data. Scheduled for release in Q1/2019, the heart of the repository will be the collection of technical well and seismic data established by CDA and its industry members over the past 25 years. […]

16 Oct 2018