In fact, the UK Offshore Operators Association
, who represent the industry here, say their members plan to invest PS100billion in Scotland's waters.
15m boepd from last year, according to the UK Offshore Operators Association
In a statement the UK Offshore Operators Association
said, 'There is understandable public concern about the need to protect the marine environment and oil and gas companies fully acknowledge that concern and are committed to responding to it.
The UK offshore Operators Association
did a similar, but slightly less dramatic, calculation.
A spokeswoman for the UK Offshore Operators Association
said: "For some journeys that could mean one or maybe two people will have to travel on another flight.
Last January, the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
(UKOOA) noted in its annual activity survey that 48 wells had been drilled in 2004, the most since 1998.
Indeed, in the offshore oil industry figures from the UK Offshore Operators Association
(UKOOA) indicate that some 25% of critical joints leak on start-up, and it's feared that among on-shore industries joint failures may be even higher.
The UK OffShore Operators Association
(UKOOA), the representative organization for oil and gas production companies, is encouraged by the overall decline in the number of injuries and dangerous occurrences on North Sea installations, as reported by Britain's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
He then took over as director general of the UK Petroleum Industry Association and while there saw the post of chief executive of the United Kingdom offshore operators Association
The UK Offshore Operators Association
(UKOOA) said it was "shocked" at the tax rise, which was twice the five per cent economists had forecast.
Because of the involvement of the major operators like BP and Shell through their United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
(UKOOA) an added value to the visit was networking with key senior personnel in the decision making process.