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Aberdeen Harbour, Offshore Europe 2015

Find oil & gas trade opportunities

Scotland's supply chain companies are active across the world

Scotland's oil and gas companies work in more than 130 countries across the world, offering the experience and expertise built up in decades of supporting the sector in the harsh environment of the North Sea.

Whatever your project we'll help you find suppliers or partners in Scotland, ready to deliver the quality of service that has made the Scottish oil and gas industry one of the most respected in the world.

Get advice from our experts

Trading with Scotland doesn't need to be difficult.

Whatever stage your business is at we can help. Our trade advisers will provide impartial advice to help you understand business practices in Scotland and help you make the most of the opportunities and support available.

Ask our trade advisers

Scotland's skills, experience and expertise, together with world-class training facilities and strengths in innovation, make us the ideal partner for oil and gas opportunities.

David Rennie, International Sector Head, Oil and Gas

Industry-wide expertise

With over 2000 supply chain companies Scotland offers talent and skills across the oil & gas industry.

Subsea engineering

Developed and refined over decade, Scottish subsea products and services can now be found in every major oil & gas region. And an extensive support network and commitment to R&D means new technology is being developed all the time. 

Drilling, downhole and well technology 

Our drilling, downhole and well technology sector now works with partners around the world, with Scottish firms proving themselves to be safe, efficient and cost-effective in some of the most inaccessible oil fields in the world. 

Production and process management 

As the Scottish oil & gas industry has matured a premium has been place on ensuring our infrastructure remains at optimum efficiency. The experience Scottish firms developed meeting that challenge is now in demand with international partners from every oil & gas region in the world. 

Education and training 

The success of the education and training networks developed around Scotland's is recognised internationally. And many of our training and education organisations now work with international partners to build support new oil & gas talent around the world. 

Research and development 

Companies from every major oil & gas region recognise that trading with Scotland allows them to form partnerships with the companies and universities that have helped develop our world-class R&D community.

Scottish Energy Ports

Discover valuable opportunities for the energy industry

With decades of experience in oil and gas and abundant renewable energy resources, Scotland is the natural home for your energy project - and ports across the country offer the infrastructure you need.

Scottish Energy Ports


Trusted by the global industry

88% of oil & gas industry leaders in the US prefer to work with Scottish suppliers and contractors.

Scotland's oil and gas companies have a global reputation for excellence.

And you don't just need to take our word for it - senior industry figures around the world agree that Scotland is a leading force in the oil and gas industry,

A reputation for excellence

Why trade with Scotland

5 reasons why Scotland excels in the oil & gas sector.

  1. We've got over 40 years of achievement and our expertise is sought by companies across the world   
  2. We're used to working in the harsh North Sea and equipped to maximise recovery in the most inhospitable regions of the world 
  3. We're innovative and can help your company make the most of oil & gas resources quickly and efficiently 
  4. We're already trading with the world, our companies are used to international trade and benefit from our extensive global support network 
  5. We're Europe's oil capital - Aberdeen is a global hub for the industry and trading with Scotland can also open access to new markets elsewhere in the world

A growing global impact

Scotland's global reputation for oil & gas expertise means we're doing more and more global business.

In 2014 Scottish oil & gas exports reached a record high of £12.2 billion for the first time - an increase of 9%.   

New markets and trade partners are emerging all the time in key regions across the world including Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. 

Our global impact

Oil and gas is one of Scotland’s biggest success stories, generating £12.2 billion worth of exports to over 130 countries.

Head of Trade and Investment, Energy - Ewan Cameron

We have offices in 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and can help you connect with Scotland's oil & gas supply chain firms and put you in touch with our education and training organisations.

Tell us a bit about your business and a specialist from your region or sector will get back to you.

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