HC Deb 19 June 1980 vol 986 c596W
Mr. Marlow

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.

Mr. Gray

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 :

Year Tonnes (million)
1975 1
1976 12
1977 38
1978 54
1979 78