Improved Post Stack Seismic Data Access for Non-Commercial Users

UKOGL have implemented new website features that provide more information about the post stack SEGY data archived in UKOGL and allow direct download from the website.  Non-commercial, including academic, users have the ability to download at no cost and with no paperwork after approval of their status by UKOGL; commercial users will also be able to download directly after agreeing the cost and signing a licensing agreement with UKOGL.

Access to information and available post stack data for individual lines can be made via a new ‘SEGY’ Tab option (1) on the seismic line query pop-up box:

Select the ‘Request Download’ button (2) if only a single line is required or select the ‘Add to Selection’ button (3) to select multiple lines and then access your selection via the ‘Selection’ button (4) on the bottom-left of the map screen

Multiple line selections can be made in a single pass via the ‘Selection’ button (1) (see image below), then using the mouse to select the required seismic lines on the map via the ‘Make Selection’ button (2), up to 100 lines can be selected and requested via the ‘Request Download’ button (3).

Selecting the ‘Request Download’ button creates a ‘pop-up form’ that has to be filled in with details about the request.

For non-commercial requests, select the request type ‘ NON-COMMERCIAL’, enter the requested details and confirm that the data is to be used for non-commercial purposes. Please note that, for simplicity, if only scanned sections are required it is still necessary to request the SEGY first: the scans will be sent with the SEGY, which can be discarded if not required (see below)

By selecting ‘Send Request’ for a non-commercial data request an email will be sent to Beneath Britain for assessment and request approval. Once approved, an email will be sent to the email address supplied on the form that will contain a download link to access the requested data.

Both 2D lines and 3D surveys can be requested as part of your non-commercial request.

For commercial requests select the request type ‘Industry Request’ enter the requested details and confirm the data types to be requested:

After all relevant details have been entered, select ‘Send Request’ to be provided with a quote via return email that will provide a license agreement and details of the cost, based on the revised rates announced in January 2022.  Once signed, they will then be able to output the selected data based upon the details provided in the form.

UKOGL Reconnaissance Licence Reduction

UKOGL are pleased to announce that the Reconnaissance Licence Fee entitling access to post stack seismic data archived in the Library has been reduced to £7.50 per km.

This reduction is also reflected in the cost of any new data requests that are licensed under a Full Agreement, which are now reduced to £42.50 per km

UKOGL have moved office

UKOGL have moved office:

Our new address is:

UK Onshore Geophysical Library, c/o Lynx Information Systems Ltd, 84 Coombe Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4QS.

The contact telephone number 0208 780 2634 and all contact email addresses will remain unchanged.

We apologise for the inconvenience that the relocation of our office caused resulting in the website and interactive map being offline during this period, but we are now fully operational following the move.

The UKOGL Interactive map is currently offline.

There have been a number of major powercuts affecting the UKOGL office and the surrounding area this morning.

Unfortunately this has affected the IT network that hosts the interactive map, we apologise for the loss of service and hope to have the map back up and working very soon.

14th Onshore Licence Applications

The 14th Onshore Licence Applications have been released by the Oil & Gas Authority and can now be accessed via the UKOGL website.

Applications can be searched and downloaded either geographically via the ‘Catch all reports’ icon on the interactive map or via a text based search using the ‘Industry Activity Reports’ link on the UKOGL home page.

UKOGL Office Temporarily Closed.

Following the latest Governement guidelines, the UK Onshore Geophysical Library office will be temporarily closed until further notice.

All staff will be working from home during this period. For all enquiries please use either our email address ( or email direct via the contact details here.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from UKOGL.

2D Seismic Data Update – New Migrated Data Coverage

UKOGL have recently completed a project to improve the coverage of 2D SEGY format migrated seismic data available in UKOGL. Migrated hardcopy sections for 219 lines have been scanned and vectorised to SEGY and are now available for release. The lines were selected to ‘infill’ areas that previously lacked migrated SEGY data coverage.

The image below displays the 219 lines selected over England overlaid on top of the complete 2D onshore seismic coverage available through UKOGL.

The image below displays the new 2D data set (red lines) that improves and complements the comprehensive 2D migrated coverage (purple lines) already available in UKOGL; infilling areas that previously had limited SEGY format migrated data.

Please contact UKOGL for more information about the new update to the post stack SEGY archive or for any other questions that you may have about UKOGL.

The migrated hardcopy sections were scanned and vectorised by Lynx Information Systems, output to SEGY and are now ready for workstation loading.