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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