Date lodged: 14 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the level of exploration there has been in the North Sea oil and gas sector in each of the last five years, and how successful this has been.
Answered by: Keith Brown 21 March 2017
Information on the number of exploration and appraisal wells drilled is produced by the Oil and Gas Authority. This information can be found via https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/data-centre/data-downloads-and-publications/well-data/
Oil and Gas UK also provide information in the success rates of exploration and appraisal activity. This information can be found via: http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/businessoutlook.cfm