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Centrica is one of the top gas producers on the UK Continental Shelf and Exploration and Production (E&P) remains an important part of the Group.

Our E&P business currently produces between 75-80mmboe of gas and liquids per annum, with assets in the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Western Canada. We are now targeting production of between 40-50mmboe per annum, focused on the North Sea and East Irish Sea. We expect to spend between £400m and £600m per annum of capital expenditure to sustain this level of production.

UK and the Netherlands

Centrica has been producing gas on the UK Continental Shelf for more than 30 years, starting with the major gas fields in Morecambe Bay which are still a key part of our operations. Today, our UK and Netherlands teams also produce gas and oil from both operated and non-operated fields in the central and northern North Sea (Chestnut, Trees and Armada), the southern North Sea (York, Cygnus and the A Fields) and the Dutch sector (The Markham Area and F3-FA).

Centrica’s E&P business on the UK Continental Shelf produces close to 66,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Onshore Exploration

To find out more about how we are evolving our energy supply and about our plan to explore the potential of natural gas from shale through our 25% stake in the Bowland exploration licence visit our Energy Security page.  


As part of our operations in the North Sea and Morecambe Bay, we are committed to maximising the potential of our assets. As these fields come to the end of their lives, our focus turns to decommissioning them safely and in an environmentally-friendly way. 



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Centrica’s Exploration & Production business in Norway was established in 2006 and has grown into a substantial business with about 40 exploration, development and producing licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, of which one third are Centrica operated.

Centrica has established its Norwegian E&P portfolio through successful license round awards, exploration farm-ins and acquisitions.

Centrica’s assets are based around five hubs; two producing hubs in the North Sea and three exploration hubs in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Centrica holds a stake in eight producing fields: Vale, Statfjord, Statfjord Nord, Statfjord Øst, Sygna, Heimdal, Kvitebjørn and Valemon. The Vale field is Centrica operated; all other producing fields are partner operated.

Centrica’s E&P business in Norway produces close to 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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Currently Centrica in Norway has three development projects: Oda (operated), Fogelberg (operated) and Maria (partner).

For more information

Contact Tom Gederø, Communications Manager, on: tom.gedero@centrica.com or tel: +47 922 47 082.

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