UK regulator publishes ‘Call to Action’ on N. Sea costs and collaboration

Dr Andy Samuel
Dr Andy Samuel

The UK Oil and Gas trade association has today welcomed the interim annual report by the industry regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority.

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The OGA report Call to Action: Six Months On is available here.

Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK chief executive, commented: “The industry is facing challenging times and the OGA’s drive towards co-operation between companies, improved stewardship of Britain’s oil and gas reserves and faster licensing process will help deliver the transformational change that is required to create a sustainable business in a world of lower oil prices.

“The sector has made a great economic contribution – having delivered 43 billion barrels of oil equivalent of production, paid over £330 billion in tax and supported hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs – and huge potential remains with over 20 billion boe remaining to be extracted.

“Alongside Treasury’s work to restructure the tax regime and the industry’s focus on increasing efficiency and reducing costs, the OGA’s work is crucial to the success of tri-partite approach to maximising recovery of the UK’s oil and gas and we welcome the opportunity to work with OGA to help shape the industry’s future.”

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