Over the next month, the NSTA will be carrying out user research on the recently restructured Data and Insights section of the website.

We want to understand if the change makes it easier for visitors to the website to find what they are looking for, whether that be analysis, downloads, or information. We’d appreciate your help to improve how accessible and discoverable NSTA data and tools are. To contribute, please share or fill in the following questionnaire by 22nd March. There is an opportunity register interest in providing a user interview to go into further detail at the end of the questionnaire


Benchmarking can help drive performance improvements across the sector. The NSTA has published a number of UKCS benchmarking reports which can be found below.

Decommissioning Benchmarking

UKCS Decommissioning benchmarking report.

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Decommissioning Cost Estimate

UKCS Decommissioning cost estimate report.


Emissions Monitoring

The NSTA’s annual report which reports on overall UK upstream oil and gas industry.

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Natural Gas Carbon Footprint

The NSTA published analysis in July 2023, comparing the carbon intensity of United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) gas with imported liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Production Efficiency

Benchmarking of UKCS production efficiency and losses with interactive visuals.

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Reserves and Resources

Reports detailing the UK's petroleum reserves...

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Unit Operating Cost

Analysis and benchmarking of Unit Operating Costs (UOC) and operating expenditure.

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