Commenting on the findings of the 27th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, said:
“It’s heartening to see another report indicating confidence is returning to the UK Continental Shelf – a sentiment reinforcing the findings in our own Economic Report.
“Oil & Gas UK believes there is more optimism surrounding the future of the basin and this is partly reflected in the significant merger and acquisition activity we’ve been seeing over the past year. That said, we can’t be complacent, as there are parts of the supply chain still finding it very tough. So that’s why we must maintain our focus on sustaining our efficiency improvements and making the North Sea as competitive as it can be.
“We must attract more fresh investment into the basin to drive new activity and ensure we can recover the billions of barrels of oil and gas it still holds.”
Notes to Editors
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