§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will set out in tabular form the results of participation agreements concluded with the leading companies operating in the North Sea relating to the use of crude oil upliftings, voting rights retained by the British North Sea Oil Corporation and down stream operations.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
We have kept hon. Members informed progressively as participation negotiations have been concluded. RelevantOfficial Report references are as listed below:
Official Report Reference Company Date Column Gulf/Conoco 26th February 1976 301 Tricentrol 16th March 1976 488 Ranger 27th May 1976 303 BP 1st July 1976 237 Occidental Group 19th October 1976 362 Union Group 30th November 1976 120 Chevron 21st December 1976 123 Santa Fe 21st December 1976 124 Shell/Esso 23rd December 1976 302 Deminex 11th January 1977… 438 Texaco 25th January 1977 503 Mobil 25th January 1977 504 Texas Eastern Amerada Hess ICI 7th February 1977 500 Murphy/Odeco 9th February 1977 669
The exact provisions of each agreement, tailored as they are to the individual circumstances of each company and each field, are not strictly comparable with each other and tabular presentation could, therefore, be misleading. There are, too, restraints of confidentiality on disclosing details beyond those already announced.