Oil and gas

With decades of experience in oil and gas and abundant renewable energy resources, Scotland is the natural home for your energy project.

Why choose Scotland? 

7 reasons to invest in Scotland's oil and gas industry

  • Experience - we've been making the most of resources in the inhospitable North Sea for over four decades   
  • Resources - we're estimated to have the largest oil reserves in the European Union
  • Production value - Scotland’s production of oil and gas was valued at an estimated £17.5 billion in 2016-2017
  • Skills - With around 45% of the UK's 375,000 oil and gas workers, we've got the people you need
  • Support - you'll find financial assistance and tax incentives 
  • Expertise - almost 2000 supply chain firms with the skills to support your company 
  • Innovation - a long history of innovation and various funding options to support R&D

 

Innovation. Skills. Connections. Infrastructure.

In challenging times, Scotland's oil and gas industry remains respected throughout the world, a global reputation for excellence cemented by decades of experience.

For over 50 years, Scotland's oil and gas industry has worked in the harsh conditions of the North Sea. This has demanded constant development of new technologies, processes and best-in-class training.

Now, as the industry matures, Scottish companies lead the way in recovery maximisation and decommissioning.

We've got the people, the resources, the expertise and the experience.

Ports across the country offer a range of infrastructure, facilities, skills and supply chain to support the oil and gas, decommissioning, subsea and renewables industries.

By investing here you'll get the chance to work with sector experts in universities that are committed to forging strong bonds with industry.

From our world-leading training facilities to innovative companies working at every stage of the supply chain, Scotland's oil and gas industry will let you make the most of your investment. And we'll be here to support your company every step of the way.

ION Geophysical invest in Scotland

Support and international opportunities make Scotland the right choice for global software firm, ION Geophysical.

R&D tax benefits, training, international market development and supporting diversification are just some of the reasons to join Scotland's oil and gas industry, says ION Geophysical's Chris Usher.

Support and benefits

By supporting inward investors, we're supporting Scotland's oil and gas industry. And that’s what we’re here to do. It’s also one of the reasons why companies like FMC, Clough and iRes-Geo choose to base their international operations in Scotland.

By investing in Scotland your company will be at the heart of Europe's oil and gas industry, you’ll have access to talented staff and a comprehensive range of financial support.

And, along with competitive costs, you'll benefit from tax incentives, financial assistance to attract quality staff, funding for R&D and innovation and a network of Enterprise Areas with reduced business rates.

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When iRes-Geo were planning a global expansion, Scotland was the natural choice. Our skills, experience and expertise together with our world-class training facilities and strengths in innovation made Scotland the location of choice for companies like iRes-Geo Technology. “I'd like to thank SDI for its great support in business development and in setting up this company. I look forward to continuing to work with them as we deliver our growth plans.”

Yi Huang, chairman, iRes-Geo

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