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North Sea Oil

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy, at the end of each of the last 12 years, what has been the estimated level of (a) discovery, (b) depletion and (c) outstanding reserves of oil in the British sector of the North Sea.

As regards discoveries and outstanding reserves estimates for oil on the United Kingdom continental shelf over the last 12 years, I refer my hon. Friend to my answer of 10 June.—[Vol. 986, c. 43–44.]Production of oil from the United Kingdom continental shelf since 1975 has been as follows :

YearTonnes (million)
19751
197612
197738
197854
197978