Date lodged: 14 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much private sector investment there has been in North Sea oil and gas (a) exploration and (b) development and production in each of the last three years, and what estimate it has made for each of the next three years.
Answered by: Keith Brown 21 March 2017
The Scottish Government Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2015-16 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. This can be found via http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/oilgas1516
Expenditure statistics for the UK Continental Shelf, including short term forecasts to 2018, are produced by Oil and Gas UK and can be found in the Business Outlook Report 2017 via http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/businessoutlook.cfm