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North Sea Oil

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the significant North Sea oil discoveries in which the British National Oil Corporation has an interest.

Significant oil discoveries—a term taken to exclude fields in production or under development—are listed in appendix 2 of the 1981 report to Parliament by the Secretary of State on the development of the oil and gas reserves of the United Kingdom. The BNOC has an equity interest in the following:

Licence NumberBlock/Well Number
P2342/10a- 1A
P2043/2 - 1
P10816/7a - 2
P236211/18a- 9
P1039/19 - 2
P2033/7a- 1
P236211/18a-12
P104211/19a- 6
P26314/18 - 1
P2342/10a- 4
P26630/17b- 2
P1039/18a- 3A
P26630/17b- 5

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, of the North Sea oil produced in 1980, what was the barrelage comprised in (a) royalty oil and (b) participation crude.

In the year 1980 the volume of royalty oil taken in kind was 70,021,000 barrels. Participation crude oil amounted in total to 226,237,000 barrels.