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Glasa Hydro Electric Scheme

08 May 2013. It was announced that SSE has received Scottish Government approval to commence construction of this  7.5 MW scheme near Ardross, Ross-shire. It will be able to supply power to up to 40,000 homes.

Glasa Hydro Electric Scheme

!n 2013 the Scottish Government gave the go ahead for this £30 Million, 7.5 Magawatt scheme located near Ardross in Easter Ross. It is scheduled to be operational by autumn 2015 and is expected to produce enough power for around 10,000 homes.

Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme

Glendoe is located near Fort Augustus and is owned and operated by SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy). The scheme was opened on 29 June 2009. It is capable of producing up to 100 MW of electricity, enough to supply approximately 5% of the City of Glasgow’s demand.

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.

Grangemouth Biomass Plant

June 2013 – the Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for a £465 million biomass plant at Grangemouth. When completed it is expected to generate up to 120 MW of electricity. Enough to power in excess of 90% of  the needs of the Falkirk area.

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.

John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group)

Aberdeen headquartered Wood Group is an international energy services company employing 43,000 people worldwide in 50 countries. The group has three businesses. Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS.


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.

Kraken North Find

Confirmed 2013 as an extension of the Kraken field. Development plans for both assets have been submitted for government approval.

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.

Latest export values announced 05 May 2013

Scottish oil and gas related exports have grown for the 14th year in a row and are now worth over £8.2 billion. Up 10% on the previous year. Offshore equipment, construction and drilling account for almost half of sales in the sector, according to research by Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.

Mariner Field

Announced 21 Dec 2012 – the go-ahead for this giant field at a cost in excess of $7 Billion. Located over ninety miles east of Shetland, it has reserves in excess of 2 billion barrels and should deliver 55,000 barrels per day during a production lifespan of at least 30 years. 700 Full time jobs will be created. Production is predicted to commence in 2017. Update Dec 2016. Drilling has commenced and the field is now expected to contain 250 billion barrels of oil. Production will commence 2018.

MayGen Tidal Stream Project

The world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm Located in the wild Pentland Firth between the north coast of mainland Scotland and the Orkney Islands where tidal streams can reach speeds of five meters per second. The initial installation will be four 15 meter high 200 metric ton turbines, each of which will produce 1.5 megawatts of power. The completed scheme will see 269 turbines producing 398 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 175,000 homes. The entire project will be completed by the early 2020s.


Glasgow based Nautricity producee CoRMaT, a second generation contra-rotating sub-sea generator. It is  due to be deployed in a tidal hot spot off the Mull of Kintyre. Their wholly owned subsidiary, Argyle Tidal, is currently involved in detailed planning for the site which is due to start producing electricity for the National Grid in 2015. They are also involved in a partnership with Fundy Tidal of Canada to develop a 500kw tidal project in Nova Scotia.


Aberdeen headquartered global leaders in through water communication and positioning technology for the offshore industry.

New North Sea fields starting production 2012

Nine new fields started production in 2012.

New Round of North Sea (Exploration Licensing – January 2014

The UK Government’s new licensing round was accompanied by a statement from its energy minister  to the effect that there could be as many as 200 billion barrels of oil still buried in the seabed. (Michael Fallon 24 Jan 14)

Nigg Energy Park (Global Energy Group)

Inverness headquartered Global Energy Group have revitalised the old Nigg Bay fabrication yard. Its functions are now refitting oil and gas rigs and servicing the renewables sector. It is a key site in the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Plan (NRIP) and is already employing in excess of 800 people.

North Sea investment 2012-2015

In January 2013, Wood Mackenzie forecast that investment in the current North Sea boom will reach £37.5 Billion between 2012 and 2015.

Nova Innovation. (First Tidal Array in the World to be Connected to a National Grid)

Edinburgh based tidal power specialists and engineers, Nova, became the first company in the world to connect a tidal array to a national grid. Two out of a series of three 100kw turbines were deployed on 29th August 2016 on Shetland.

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