HC Deb 08 November 1966 vol 735 cc250-1W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Power if he will tabulate the natural gas strikes in the North Sea and on the mainland which have been notified to him to date stating the location of the strike, the name of the exploration company making the strike and the anticipated daily output from the bore hole.

Dr. Bray

All reports furnished to my right hon. Friend under the provisions of licenses are confidential. I give below a summary of the information so far made public by licensees. Further testing of all

Location Licensee Gas flow tested in exploration well (million cu.ft./day)
Strikes in the North Sea
North Sea Block No. Co-ordinates
48/6 53° 42' 30" N. B.P. Petroleum Development Ltd. More than 10
01° 08'22" E.
49/17 53° 26' 40" N. Continental Oil (U.K.) Ltd. Up to 3.6
02° 19' 55" E.
49/26 53° 05' 17" N. The Shell Company of the United Kingdom Ltd. Not disclosed
02° 07' 46" E. Esso Petroleum Company Ltd.
49/6 53° 42' 19" N. Phillips Petroleum Exploration U.K. Ltd. Up to 17
02° 05' 03" E. Fina Exploration Ltd.
Agip Exploration (U.K.) Ltd.
Century Power and Light Ltd.
Plascom (1909) Ltd.
Halkyn District United Mines Ltd.
Oil Exploration Ltd.
49/18 53° 23' 36" N. The Gas Council Up to 25
02° 31' 26" E. Amoco U.K. Petroleum Ltd.
Amerada Exploration Ltd.
Texas Eastern (U.K.) Ltd.
49/27 53° 03' 14" N. The Gas Council More than 20
02° 13' 59" E. Amoco U.K. Petroleum Ltd.
Amerada Exploration Ltd.
Texas Eastern (U.K.) Ltd.
48/29 53° 04' 11" N. Arpet Petroleum Ltd. 42
01° 39' 38" E. British Sun Oil Company Ltd.
North Sea Exploitation and Research Company Ltd.
Superior Oil (U.K.) Ltd.
Canadian Superior Oil (U.K.) Ltd.
Sinclair (U.K.) Oil Company Ltd.
48/22 53° 15' 15" N. The Burmah Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. 7
01° 23' 15" E. Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.
Murphy Petroleum Ltd.
Ocean Exploration Co. Ltd.
A. Johnson Exploration Ltd.
48/7 53° 44' 04" N. California Oil Company Ltd. Over 10
01° 13' 07" E. Texaco North Sea U.K. Ltd. (American Overseas Petroleum Ltd.)

Strikes on Land
South Godstone, Surrey Esso Petroleum Company Ltd. Not disclosed
B.P. Petroleum Development Ltd. (estimated full potential 10)
Lockton, Yorkshire Home Oil of Canada Ltd. 116
B.P. Petroleum Development Ltd.
Ralph Cross, Yorks Home Oil of Canada Ltd. 4
B.P. Petroleum Development Ltd.

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