Scottish Affairs Committee

The future of the oil and gas industry inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is Friday 13 July 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee investigates the future of the oil and gas industry.

The Committee will consider:

  • What challenges does Scotland’s oil and gas industry face, and how can they be addressed?
  • How can the economic return from Scotland’s oil and gas reserves be maximised?
  • What action is the UK Government taking to support the long-term future of the oil and gas industry in Scotland, and how effective has this been?
  • How well do the different stakeholders (UK Government, Scottish Government, companies) work together? Does the current devolution settlement enable all stakeholders to support the sector?
  • How can Scotland maximise its expertise, technology and infrastructure in oil and gas industry to secure the industry’s future as reserves decline? What support is needed from Government to maximise these opportunities?
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Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

25 June 2018 10:30 am

Oral Evidence Session

The future of the oil and gas industry
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Colette Cohen, CEO, Oil & Gas Technology Centre
Prof. Paul de Leeuw, Director of the Oil and Gas Institute at Robert Gordon University
Prof. Alex Kemp, Professor of Petroleum Economics at University of Aberdeen and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance
Willie Reid, Director, Strathclyde Oil and Gas Institute




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