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Oil & Gas Production, Income and Expenditure

Latest Release

Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2018 (11 September 2019)

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 for the calendar years 1998 to 2018 and financial years 1998-99 to 2018-19, along with the quarterly estimates underpinning the annual totals.

List of Tables
  • 1.1: Oil & Gas production volumes (million toe): Scotland and proportion of UK totals
  • 1.1 (alternative units): Oil & Gas production volumes (million tonnes and GWh): Scotland and proportion of UK totals
  • 2.1: Oil & Gas income and expenditure (£m): Scotland and proportion of UK totals

Physical Commodity Balances of Oil, Gas & Petroleum

Latest Release

27 March 2019 - Oil and Gas Commodity Balances 1998-2017 (excel)

Next Update: March 2020

List of Tables

Commodity Balances, 1998-2017

  • 3.1 Supply and use of crude oil, natural gas liquids and feedstocks (tonnes) 1998-2017
  • 3.2 Supply and use of petroleum products (tonnes) 1998-2017
  • 4.1 Supply and Consumption of natural gas (GWh) 1998-2017

The annual commodity balance tables (in tonnes or GWh) for Oil, Gas and Petroleum Products are consistent with similar tables published by BEIS in DUKES and Energy Trends.

Table 5.1 - Foreign and UK Trade in Oil and Gas (£million) - had been discontinued from this release. Estimates of oil and gas trade have now been consolidated within national accounts as part of the Whole of Scotland Economic Accounts Project.

The Annual Commodity Balances are also the source for updated energy balance tables (in TOE) published in Energy Statistics Database on 27 March 2019.

Supplementary Tables and Analysis

11 September 2019 Offshore Production, Income and Expenditure 1998-2018 (.xlsx)  

The following tables have been published in response to a request by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) Regional Accounts team, consistent with Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2018. The following information is available:

  • Table 1.2: UK offshore (not land based) production of oil and gas 1998-2018
  • Table 2.2: Estimated UK offshore (not land based) income and expenditure on oil and gas production 1998-2018


11 September 2019 Offshore Production by Marine Areas 1999-2018 (.xlsx)  

The following tables have been published in response to a request by Marine Scotland, consistent with Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2018. The following information is available:

  • Table 1.3: Offshore production by Marine Atlas areas 1999-2018
  • Table 1.4: Offshore production by Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) regions 1999-2018
  • Table 2.3: Approximate sales income and capital expenditure by MSFD regions 1999-2018


22 February 2018 - Development of Supply & Use Satellite Accounts for Extra-Regio Economic Activities - Methodology and Initial Results

Balanced estimates of Scotland’s offshore gross value added (GVA) and the supply and use of goods and services by the oil and gas industry have been produced for the first time. Results span the period 1998-2014, with provisional estimates included for 2015 and 2016. This paper describes work to produce these experimental statistics, including the first estimates of Scottish trade which fully factor in North Sea oil and gas and the supply chain links between the offshore and onshore economies on a national accounts basis.