Licences and Maps

Map showing Ireland and offshore authorisations

Quarterly Acreage Reports

Each quarter we publish an Acreage Report which sets out the position of each authorisation in offshore and onshore Ireland. Along with this report a Concession Map is published to show where each authorisation can be found.

The report details:

  • The type of authorisation held
  • The period it is licenced for
  • The blocks contained in the authorisation
  • The area of the authorisation
  • The participants in the authorisation and the percentage of interest they hold.

Supplementary Concession Map - 1 March 2016 

Following the conclusion of the first phase of awards in the 2015 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round, offers for fourteen new Licensing Options in the Irish offshore were made. This phase of awards focuses on an area in the southern Porcupine Basin. The second phase, of fourteen awards, under the Licensing Round was announced by Minister Kyne on the 3rd June 2016. The map showing the placement of these Licensing Options can be viewed here.

Latest Acreage Report and Concession Map

The latest report is for the 3 month period ending 31 December 2016.
Concession Map 31 December 2016.

GIS shapefiles for the latest Concession Map can be downloaded from the Department's Spatial Data Pages.

Six Monthly Activity Report to the Oireachtas 

You can view the six monthly report, which outlines Petroleum Exploration and Development for periods ending 30 June and 31 December each year, here.

Previous Reports and Maps by year