More evidence that North Sea oil has years of wealth generation still in it.



According to Oil & Gas People today, Premier Oil’s Catcher field off Aberdeen starts production any day now and is expected to: ‘generate significant amounts of cash next year.’

With oil prices holding up above $60 per barrel and production costs looking to fall below $15 per barrel, this and the decision by Premier to develop another field, Tolmount, next year, reinforces earlier reports of the value and life expectancy of the North Sea basin as source of wealth for an Independent Scotland in the decades to come.

See these earlier reports revealing the above to be part of a wider ‘Third Wave’ of wealth-creation in the North Sea:

Is Peak Oil still 20 or 30 years in the future and so, would an independent Scotland be rich?

Scottish oil now worth $63.58 per barrel as boom continues

New technology to extend life of North Sea oilfields. Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated

Investors already betting on $100 per barrel oil in 2018? Indyref2 should be a very different story

We need independence to get some of this revenue for Scotland and though Indyref2 may have been delayed, it’s still on the table. Peak oil could be as far away as 2040 or even 2050. Does anyone think Indeyref2 won’t happen much earlier than that- 2021?

Footnote: there’s a field called Bagpuss, Blofeld?


9 thoughts on “More evidence that North Sea oil has years of wealth generation still in it.

  1. Bugger (the Panda) November 20, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    How are your viewing stats these days?


    • Brian Phin November 24, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      The name for panda is a swear word that I thought were not allowed on Facebook


      • Bugger (the Panda) November 25, 2017 / 9:40 pm

        Thank you


  2. Alasdair Macdonald November 20, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    BBC Scotland has just informed us that the Chancellor will, at the behest of the Scottish Conservative MPs, introduce changes to the tax regime which will ensure that ‘every drop’ can be got from the North Sea. We were told by the reporter that, ‘this is a rather sensible idea’.


      • Alasdair Macdonald November 21, 2017 / 7:01 pm

        It will relate to the transfer of historic taxes paid to the current owners of any field at the time of decommissioning, so that the Treasury refunds taxes rather than the new company bearing the decommissioning costs. Apparently, this is ‘tax neutral’ according to the accountants and so the Chancellor can make the change without adding to the deficit. However, it will enable the 13 Ruth Davidson Party MPs to be given great kudos for ‘fighting Scotland’s corner: they have achieved in 5 months more than the SNP has done in 10 years’.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s