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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Flyndre and Cawdor Fields

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

Glenlivet Gas Field

Glenlivet was discovered in 2009 and will become a significant part of the west of Shetland gas gathering system, being installed as part of the giant Laggan and Tormore gas field development.

Golden Eagle Area Development

Located about 80 miles north east of Aberdeen, this £2 billion development is expected to produce an estimated 140 million BOE over an 18 year period when it goes on stream in late 2014. Initial production is estimated at 60,000 to 65,000 barrels of oil a day.

Greater Stella Development

Approximately 238 km  south east of Peterhead, this big field with four production wells is expected to come on stream in 2014 with production expected to be in the region of 30,000 Boed. In September 2013 it was announced that the first well drilled is producing 10,835 Boed. With a further three wells to drill production is now expected to be much higher than previously anticipated.

Harris and Barra Fields (Oil and Gas)

On December 17 2012, Dana Petroleum was given the go ahead  for a $1.6 Billion (£1 bn) development to bring the fields on-stream with a target date of 2015 for first oil. They lie 100 miles east of Shetland and are calculated to hold upwards of 45 million barrels of recoverable reserves. They are expected to have a daily output of 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent.

Jasmine Gas Field

Jasmine gas field, 164 mils east of Aberdeen, commenced production on 20 November 2013. It is the largest discovery to come on-stream since the giant Buzzard field began production in 2007. Production is estimated to be 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during 2014. It has a gross production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Kraken Field

350km east of Aberdeen with estimated recoverable reserves of 167  MMboe  with a potential flow of 10,000 bopd. First oil expected 2015.

Laggan Tormore Project

Gas condensate fields 125 kms NW of Shetland with 132 Million boe. Capital cost £2.5 billion with first production scheduled for 2014. At a depth of 600 metres this is the deepest production system in British waters.

Lancaster Field

Located west of Shetland with estimated reserves of 207 million BOE. Well now suspended as it is likely to be a future producer. 15 September 2014, it was announced that the appraisal well could flow twice as much as previously anticipated with new projected flow of 20,000 barrels per day.

Lancaster Field west of Shetland.

They keep reappraising this well which just gets bigger and bigger. There is now serious talk that it could end up larger than the Ghawar Field in Saudi Arabia – the biggest in the world. First oil anticipated 2019. Dr Robert Trice, head of Hurricane has stated at $40 we are making money, at $50 we’re doing great.

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