Policy paper

UK oil and gas industrial strategy: business and government action plan

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Government and industry strategy for the future of the UK upstream oil and gas sector.


This industrial strategy identifies priorities that government and industry will work on together in a long-term partnership. It aims to:

  • maximise the economic production of the UK’s offshore oil and gas resources
  • sustain and promote the growth of the UK industry’s supply chain, in both domestic and international markets
  • promote purposeful collaboration across industry and between industry and government

The strategy works to put government and industry on the right path to ensure future decades of investment and production in the North Sea. We want to maximise economic recovery of oil and gas from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and support a dynamic supply chain which sustains high quality jobs in the UK.

The Oil and Gas Business and Government Action Plan is part of the government’s industrial strategy.

The oil and gas infographic is available in other formats from Flickr: Industrial sector infographics.