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North Sea Oil & Gas – Unlocking Potential


This document shares the industry’s vision, beyond explaining what we do and how we do it, and delves into the driving force behind our actions. It includes a series of statistics, commonly asked questions, and graphs.

Key stats:

  • We are proud to make a huge contribution. In 2022/23 alone we will add over £20bn to the UK economy.
  • 2022 Gross Value Added (GVA) of £20bn – equal to nearly 1.5% of total UK GVA.
  • We support over 200,000 good, skilled jobs across the length and breadth of the UK.
  • We provide 90,000 jobs in Scotland.
  • In 2050, the Climate Change Committee outline that oil and gas will still provide 22% of the UK’s energy needs.
  • In 2022, domestic gas production met 44% of the UK’s needs.
  • We have reduced our own impact on the environment by 20% since 2018.
  • OEUK members are helping to develop 13GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, with these projects requiring almost £30 billion of investment.

This publication can be downloaded free of charge.

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