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Scotland's marine economic statistics 2018

Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2018. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for industrial categories defined as part of the marine sector.

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Scotland's marine economic statistics 2018
5. Oil and gas services

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5. Oil and gas services

5.1 Introduction

This section refers to the services that support the extraction of oil and gas, largely exploration and test drilling, but also looking ahead to oil and gas decommissioning, where there is substantial potential for economic growth. Oil and gas support activities are the largest contributors of turnover and GVA to the marine economy, although oil price changes tend to impact on the sector.

The SABS categories used to identify oil and gas services have changed in recent years. Since 2011, support services for oil and gas were extracted using the SIC code  '09.1: Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction'. However, between 2008 and 2010 the code SIC '09 Mining support activities' was used to ensure statistics were non-disclosive. The difference between statistics using the different SIC codes is insignificant, but it is important to note the change in coverage of the industry.  

5.2 Key economic points 

In 2018, oil and gas support services generated £1,798 million GVA: accounting for 1.25% of the overall Scottish economy GVA and 42% of the marine economy GVA. Oil and gas support services provided employment for 16,600 people (headcount), 0.63% of the total Scottish employment and 22% of the marine economy employment. 

5.3 Oil  and gas services - trends

The oil and gas support services GVA has declined by 40% since 2009, and between 2017 and 2018 GVA decreased by 17% (adjusted to 2018 prices).   

From 2009 to 2018, employment decreased by 9%, and it fell by 7% between 2017 and 2018.  

Table 8: Oil and gas services - GVA, turnover, employment and GVA per head, 2009 to 2018 (2018 prices)
Year GVA Turnover Employment GVA Per Head
£M £M  '000s £
2009* 3,017 7,486 18.2 165,769
2010* 3,024 6,511 18.4 164,357
2011 2,385 6,242 18.6 128,230
2012 2,778 6,491 18.5 150,139
2013 2,494 6,656 17.4 143,355
2014 2,300 7,268 20 114,994
2015 2,666 7,152 21.5 123,993
2016 2,193 4,657 19.7 111,301
2017 2,178 4,628 17.8 122,374
2018 1,798 4,006 16.6 108,295

* SABS categories changed between 2010 and 2011. See introduction to this section and Annex B section 17.7.  

Figure 9: Oil and gas services – GVA and employment, Scotland, 2009 to 2018 (2018 prices)
Figure 9 - Chart showing trends from 2009 to 2018 in the oil and gas services sector GVA and employment. GVA shown at 2018 prices

Geographic breakdown of oil and gas services is not readily available.


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