中国石化新闻网讯 据能源之声网站8月20日报道 英国石油天然气公司（OGUK）已将未来两年北海退役开支的预测削减了5亿英镑。
王磊 摘译自 能源之声
North Sea decommissioning forecast cut by ￡500m for next two years
Forecasts for North Sea decommissioning spending over the next two years have been cut by half a billion pounds by Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).
The trade body, which produces an annual decommissioning insight report, has updated estimates for 2020 and 2021 since the start of the year to reflect the impact of Covid-19, which has seen work deferred.
Spending for 2020 is now down 27% to ￡1.08bn, while 2021 is down 8% to ￡1.19bn.
The combined reductions amount to a cut of ￡498million in decommissioning spending for the two years, with the stats being revealed during an industry webinar hosted by OGUK on Wednesday.
However, activity is expected to recover slightly in 2022, projected to increase by 12% from ￡1.17bn to ￡1.31bn, meaning the net total for 2020-2022 is down by ￡366million.
OGUK decommissioning manager Joe Leask revealed the stats amid increasing concern for the health of the supply chain, with companies failing as projects are deferred and work dries up.