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Oil and gas statistics: methodology guide

Published: 13 Sep 2017

Data sources and methods used to produce the Scottish Government's oil and gas statistics.

13 Sep 2017
Oil and gas statistics: methodology guide

The upstream Oil and Gas Production Statistics published by the Scottish Government include estimates of oil and gas production activity occuring in Scottish adjacent waters. The statistics include estimates of production volumes, approximate sales income, operating costs and capital expenditure arising from the extraction of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. 

The attached paper describes the data sources and methods used to produce current releases of the statistics.

A list of the oil and gas fields in Scottish Adjacent Waters or onshore Scotland is also available.

Previous oil and gas statistics publications and documents are archived here.



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