HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c460W
Mr. James Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish a table naming the oilfields in the North Sea in which commercial quantities of oil have been found at the latest available date, showing the licensed block numbers within each field, the companies involved in each field and the expected yield at both the start of production and the highest point of production and the date when production is expected.

Mr. Emery

The table is given below. Production forecasts are in general based on information which the operators have announced publicly.

ing the level of production and the world price of oil; but it will be several hundred million pounds. The latest estimate of production from the North Sea in 1980 suggests that it will be equivalent to between one-half and two-thirds of the country's total oil requirement.