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Oil and gas statistics: 2018

Estimates of oil and gas production activity in Scotland (including Scottish adjacent waters).

Published:
11 Sep 2019
Oil and gas statistics: 2018

Headline Results

  • In 2018, the volume of oil and gas production in Scotland is estimated to have increased by 4.6% to 77.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe), accounting for 82 per cent of the UK total.

  • In 2018, the approximate sales value of oil and gas produced in Scotland is estimated to be £24.8 billion, an increase of 30.1% compared to 2017.

What's included in this release?

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.

All statistics in this publication are consistent with information published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) for total UK oil and gas production, income and expenditure. This includes production from both offshore and onshore oil and gas fields. Estimates for Scotland are based on production data for each individual oil and gas field which is located in Scotland or Scottish adjacent waters.

BEIS and OGA produce regular updates to UK oil and gas statistics and should always be referred to as the primary source for UK totals. The results in this publication are consistent with:

User-requested data

Production and income and expenditure estimates for UK offshore (not land based) and UK totals for the calendar years 1998-2018 and financial years 1998-99 to 2018-19 are published alongside this release as supplementary tables.

Correction (11 September 2019)

An error was spotted in the capital expenditure estimate for 2009. This has now been corrected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Contact

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