National Hydrocarbons Data Archive (NHDA)

BGS Data – National Geoscience Data Centre

This was a legacy system managed by BGS on behalf of DTI and DECC holding hydrocarbon data from operators requesting relief from their data management/storage obligations under the PON9 regulations.  These governments departments and systems has been superseded by the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) who have created a ‘National Data Repository’ (UK NDR) to make their data assets openly available to registered users.

The NGDC still hold legacy data from the NHDA as well as OGA Gravity and Magnetic data which can be found on the following links:

> NHDA holdings
> GeoVault

The NGR holds the physical core and samples from wells drilled in the North Sea and reported to the OGA. If you have any questions regarding the NHDA data please contact; Alison Fernie or Garry Baker


If you have any questions regarding the NHDA data please contact Alison Fernie or Garry Baker.

Need more information?

For general NGR and NGDC enquiries or to arrange a visit, please phone 0115 936 3143 or contact our enquiries team

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