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Rosebank Field

Discovered in 2004, this giant field west of Shetland is projected to come on stream in 2018 with production anticipated to be in the region of 50,000 barrels of oil  and 100,000 million cubic feet of gas per day. In late 2013 Chevron, the lead partner, said that “current economics posed problems” but the other partners intend to press ahead. The Austrian company OMV has now bought out Statoil’s share for $2.6 billion to become the largest steakholder. In summer 2014 Chevron confirmed their intention to go ahead with the other co-owners to see completion of the field’s development.

AlbaTERN Ltd (Wave energy systems)

Midlothian based Albatern manufacture SQUID, their patended modular building block which can be used as a road transportable  standalone wave energy device, or applied in multiples in their WAVENET energy array system.

Alma Gallia development

The former Argyll field, one of the first in the North Sea has been re-named as Alma Gallia. The relaunch had been scheduled for 4th quarter 2013, but has been deferred following a decision to do additional work on the production vessel for the field. First oil is anticipated during 2014.

Alma/Galia Fields

Production to commence Q4 2013 with a million recoverable barrels of oil equivalent.

Andrew Field

Located north east of Aberdeen, this revamped field will go onstream in late 2014.

Aquamarine Power

Edinburgh headquartered Aquamarine have received full Scottish Government consent for a 40MW wave farm off the coast of north-west Lewis. Between 40 and 50 of their second generation Oyster 800 wave machine will be installed, with capacity to power up to 30,000 homes. It will be the world’s largest fully permitted ocean energy site.

Ardersier Fabrication Yard

This site is the former McDermott Yard, which opened in the early 1970’s for fabrication and construction of offshore platforms for North Sea oil and gas production. The Port of Ardersier Company has submitted a planning application for the massive 340 acre site to become a major hub for the offshore wind industry. Facilities already include a 1,000-metre deep water quay in close proximity to major offshore wind developments.

Bagpuss Field

August 2016. Discovery of “significant” heavy oil reserves in Outer Moray Firth.

Bagpuss Project

Located in the Moray Firth off NE Scotland. Drilling will start 2014.

Balloch Development

In early 2013 UK Government approval was granted for £150 million gas condensate development.

Ben Cruachan Expansion

In February 2014, plans were announced for a study into possible expansion of this pumped storage scheme from its current output of 440 megawatts to over 1,000 megawatts. A scheme of this size could power almost a million homes.

Bentley Field

Located 100 miles east of the southern tip of the Shetland Isles, with reserves of at least 250 million barrels of oil. Phase 1 of 2 due to go into production in the latter half of 2015.

BLYTH, James MA LLD FRSE FRSSA (1839-1906) World’s First Wind Turbine Electricity Generator.

Born Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland. In 1887 he built the world’s first electricity generating turbine in the garden of his holiday home in Marykirk, Scotland, to generate electricity which provided lighting for the house.

Bonneville Well

On 23 April 13 it was announced that oil had been found at two locations. Estimates suggest recoverable reserves of 30 million barrels of oil. Date for first oil production yet to be announced.

BP Announce Increased North Sea Production

June 2014. Trevor Garlick, regional president BP North Sea said the oil and gas giant would start increasing output this year after a long period in which production had been decreasing as a result of asset sales. A presentation given by Mr Garlick showed North Sea production increasing in the years from 2015 to 2018.

Catcher Field

This giant field is estimated to hold approximately 100 million barrels of oil equivalent, and is expected to yield first oil in 2017 with a production rate of 50,000 barrels per day.

Clair Ridge Oilfield

Located 75 Km west of Shetland, Clair is the UK’s largest hydrocarbon resource. 28 March 2013, BP announced a further 5 wells at a cost of £330M, with the possibility of more to follow. These initial wells will allow access to reserves of at least 640 million BOE. First oil anticipated late 2016, with production expected to reach 120,000 barrels of oil per day over a 50 year period.

Columbus Gas Field

Estimated to have recoverable reserves of 130.9 billion cubic feet of gas and 4.9 million barrels of condensate. First production anticipated 2014 or early 2015.

Cormorant East Field

Discovery of this field, 310 miles north east of Aberdeen, was announced on 22 October 2012, and a record was set by it going  on stream in January 2013, less than three months from discovery using existing production infrastructure. The North Cormorant processing platform lies within two miles of the well-head and production in January is running at 5,500 barrels per day.

Dales Marine Services

This Scottish company, headquartered  in Aberdeen, specialises in ship repair, maintenance and fabrication for the oil and gas industry.

Eagle Exploration Well.

July 2016. In the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA). Encouraging find by EnQuest.

Eradour Gas Field

July 2014 – Total has decided to go ahead with the £340 million development of Eradour in the Atlantic margin west of Shetland. It is expected to go onstream in the 4th quarter of 2017 with peak production of 17,000 boed

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

Established in 2003 on Orkney. It is the only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters with purpose-built accredited open-sea testing facilities.

Flyndre and Cawdor Fields

Production due to commence 2016 with recovery expected to be in the region of 10,000 BOPD.

Gaia Wind

Glasgow based manufacturer of small wind turbines. Its 11kW machines sell for around £55,000 in the UK, and are also exported to more than 10 other countries including the US, France and Germany.

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