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Oil & Gas Production, Income and Expenditure

Latest Release

Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2016-17 (13 September 2017)

This publication includes estimates of oil and gas production activity in Scotland (including Scottish adjacent waters). It reports production volumes, approximate sales income, operating costs and capital expenditure for the calendar years 1998 to 2016 and financial years 1998-99 to 2016-17, along with the quarterly estimates underpinning the annual totals.

List of Tables
  • 1.1: Oil & Gas production volumes (million toe): Scotland and proportion of UK totals
  • 1.1 (alternative units): Oil & Gas production volumes (million tonnes and GWh): Scotland and proportion of UK totals
  • 2.1: Oil & Gas income and expenditure (£m): Scotland and proportion of UK totals

Commodity Balances, Exports and Imports of Oil, Gas & Petroleum

Latest Release

23 February 2017 - SNAP Commodity Balances and Trade 2015 (.xls)

Next Update: February 2018


List of Tables

Commodity Balances, 1998-2015

  • 3.1 Supply and use of crude oil, natural gas liquids and feedstocks (tonnes) 1998-2015
  • 3.2 Supply and use of petroleum products (tonnes) 1998-2015
  • 4.1 Supply and Consumption of natural gas (GWh) 1998-2015

Trade in Oil & Gas, 2000-2015

  • 5.1 Foreign and UK Trade in Oil and Gas (£million) 2000-2015

The annual commodity balance tables (in tonnes or GWh) for Oil, Gas and Petroleum Products are consistent with similar tables published by BEIS in DUKES and Energy Trends.

The values (£million) for imports and exports of primary oils and natural gas are derived from the volumes reported in the commodity balances. Users are advised not to simply combine these results with other (onshore) trade statistics for Scotland from ESS or QNAS, as doing so will not give an accurate estimate of total imports or exports for Scotland. Further adjustments to the trade figures are required to account for operating and capital expenditure by oil and gas companies. Please contact us for more information.

The Annual Commodity Balances are also the source for updated energy balance tables (in TOE) published in Energy In Scotland 2017 on 23 February 2017 (next update: February 2018). 

Supplementary Tables and Analysis

13 September 2017 Offshore Production, Income and Expenditure 1998-2016 (.xls)  

The following tables have been published in response to a request by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) Regional Accounts team, consistent with Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2016-17. The following information is available:

  • Table 1.2: UK offshore (not land based) production of oil and gas 1998 - 2016
  • Table 2.2: Estimated UK offshore (not land based) income and expenditure on oil and gas production 1998 - 2016


23 February 2017 Offshore Production by Marine Areas 1999-2015 (.xls)  

The following tables have been published in response to a request by Marine Scotland, consistent with Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2015-16. The following information is available:

  • Table 1.3: Offshore production by Marine Atlas areas 1999 - 2015
  • Table 1.4: Offshore production by Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) regions 1999 - 2015
  • Table 2.3: Approximate sales income and capital expenditure by MSFD regions 1999 - 2015