National Statistics

Numbers of oil and gas fields with different Petroleum Revenue Tax liabilities

These statistics summarise the assessments made for each six month period, from the second half of 2006 to the second half of 2014.



These statistics may subsequently change following HMRC tax assessments and because tax relief for losses and decommissioning costs in subsequent years may be deductible against some profits that would otherwise be subject to Petroleum Revenue Tax in these periods.

The amount of tax for each field is the sum of the amount shown on the assessments for all the companies with an interest in the field. For the more recent periods, the number of fields with particular levels of liabilities will be revised as further assessments are made.

Published 1 June 2013
Last updated 30 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest figures.
  2. Publication updated: 30 June 2014
  3. Updated both attachments.
  4. First published.