List of oil and gas fields of the North Sea


List of oil and gas fields of the North Sea

This list of oil and gas fields of the North Sea contains links to oil and natural gas reservoirs beneath the North Sea. In terms of the oil industry, North Sea oil often refers to a larger geographical set, including areas such as the Norwegian Sea and the UK "Atlantic Margin" (west of Shetland) not, strictly speaking, part of the North Sea.

List of fields

South to north.

Netherlands

** Onshore
*** Rijswijk oil field - An Oilfield with a Lower Cretaceous reservoir
*** Schoonebeek - largest onshore oilfield in Western Europe
*** Groningen gas field - huge gas discovery
** Offshore (serviced from The Hague
*** Zuidwal
*** Ameland - (whether this will be developed onshore of offshore is an open question)
*** De Ruyter oil field - Most recent offshore oil development (2006)
*** Hanze oil field - Most northern oil field in Dutch sector (2001)
*** Many fields in Quadrantrs P, Q, K, L, some in blocks E, F

United Kingdom

Reference [http://www.dbd-data.co.uk/bb2001/book.htm DTI Brown book]
** Onshore
*** Wytch Farm - BP's largest onshore development
*** Singleton, West Sussex - beautifully situated across the valley from Goodwood Racecourse
*** (several other prospects along strike on the South Downs)
*** East Midlands oilfield, centred on Eakring, Nottinghamshire, and extending up to Eskdale, North Yorkshire and the Pickering / Kirby Misperton structure under Ryedale.
** Offshore (Southern North Sea) (serviced from Easington, Lowestoft, Hartlepool, Yarmouth and near Skegness)
*** Hewett - Triassic, operated by Tullow oil
*** Dotty - Triassic
*** Leman - Rotliegend
*** Vulcan - Rotliegend, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Indefatigable - Rotliegend
*** Viking - Rotliegend - operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Audrey - Rotliegend - operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Ann - Rotliegend - operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Amethyst gasfield - Rotliegend - operated by BP
*** West Sole gasfield -Rotliegend
*** Rough gasfield - used for Natural gas storage
*** Cleeton gasfield - Rotliegend
*** Ravenspurn gasfield - Rotliegend
*** Caister gasfield - Carboniferous sandstone, - operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Murdoch gasfield- Carboniferous sandstone, - operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Gordon gasfield - Triassic
*** Forbes gasfield - Triassic
*** Esmond gasfield - Triassic
** Offshore Irish Sea Serviced from Liverpool, Blackpool and Morecambe
*** Douglas gas field - Triassic, operated by BHP
*** Lennox gas field - Triassic, operated by BHP
*** Hamilton gas field - Triassic, operated by BHP
*** Morecambe gas field - Triassic, Operated by Centrica
*** Millom gasfield - Triassic, operated by Burlington Resources
** Offshore (Central North Sea) (serviced from Aberdeen
*** Argyll oilfield - Rotliegend / Zechstein
*** Auk oilfield - Rotliegend / Zechstein, Operated by Talisman Energy
*** Clyde oilfield - Fulmar sandstone operated by Talisman Energy
*** Fulmar oilfield - Fulmar sandstone, Operated by Talisman Energy
*** J-Block gasfield - Triassic, Chalk and Palaeocene, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Elgin and Franklin gasfields - Fulmar sandtone and Middle Jurassic, operated by Total S.A.
*** Shearwater Gasfield - Fulmar - operated by Shell oil
*** Erskine gasfield -Middle Jurassic sandstone - operated by Chevron
*** Gannet oilfield (A, B, C, D, E, and F) - Paleocene and Jurassic - operated by Shell
*** Scoter oilfield -operated by Shell
*** Pierce oilfield - Paleocene (non-horizontal Oil-Water Contact), Operated by Shell Oil
*** ETAP gas field complex includes Marnock, Machar, Monan and Mirren fields, Operated by BP
*** Arbroath oilfield - Plaeocene, Forties Sandstone, operated by Talisman Energy
*** Blane oil field - Paleocene, Forties Sandstone, operated by Talisman Energy
*** Montrose oilfield - Paleocene, Forties Sandstone, operated by Talisman Energy
*** Lomond gasfield - Palaeocene, Forties Sandstone operated by BP
*** Everest gasfield - Palaeocene, Forties Sandstone operated by BP
*** Armada gasfields - Palaeocene and Jurassic Fulmar, operated by BG Group
*** Kittiwake oilfield - Operated by Shell
*** Nelson oilfield - Palaeocene, Forties Sandstone, Operated by Shell Oil
*** Forties oilfield - Palaeocene, Forties Sandstone operated by Apache Corp.
*** Brittania gasfield - Lower Cretaceous, Operated by ConocoPhillips and Chevron
*** Alba oilfield - Eocene operated by Chevron
*** Buchan oil field - Devonian Sandstone - Operated by Talisman Energy
*** Ettrick oilfield - Upper Jurassic
*** Buzzard oilfield - Upper Jurassic operated by Nexen, largest discovery in last 25 years
*** Andrew oilfield - Palaeocene, operated by BP
*** Moira oilfield - Palaeocene
*** Maureen oilfield - Palaeocene (abandoned, platform removed was operated by Phillips Petroleum)
*** Cyrus oilfield - Palaeocene
*** Balmoral oilfield - Palaeocene
*** Gryphon oilfield- Eocene Operated by Maersk
*** Harding oilfield - Eocene Operated by BP
*** Tiffany oilfield - Upper Jurassic
*** Toni oilfield - Upper Jurassic (subsea tie back to Tiffany)
*** Thelma oilfield - Upper Jurassic (subsea tie back to Tiffany)
*** Sycamore oilfield - Upper Jurassic (subsea tie back to Tiffany and Brae)
*** Brae oilfield Upper Jurassic (several satellite accumulations) operated by Marathon Oil
*** Miller oilfield - Operated by BP
** Offshore (Moray Firth) (Serviced from Aberdeen)
*** Beatrice oilfield- Upper Jurassic operated by Talisman Energy
*** Unnamed, yet, Senergy
*** Claymore oilfield - Upper Jurassic operated by Talisman Energy
*** Piper oilfield - Upper Jurassic operated by Talisman Energy(produced from Piper Bravo platform after loss of Piper Alpha
*** Tartan oilfield - Upper Jurassic operated by Talisman Energy
*** Scott oilfield - Upper Jurassic operated by Nexen
*** Ross oilfield - Upper Jurassic (small development by Talisman Energy; within sight of Peterhead)
*** Blake oilfield -Lower Cretaceous, operated by BG Group

** Offshore (Northern North Sea) (serviced from Aberdeen)
*** Beryl oilfield upper Jurassic operated by ExxonMobil (with offshoots to Linhe, Ness...)
*** Bressay oilfield
*** Emerald oilfield
*** Captain Oilfield operated by Chevron it contains two platforms the WPP linked to the BLP by a bridge and an FPSO for oil storage. The field also has a tie in to the Frigg system to pump gas
*** Strathspey oilfield (Subsea tie-back to Ninian Central)
*** Columba oilfield (extended-reach drilling from Ninian platforms)
*** Ninian oilfield (3 platforms, including the dreaded "one legged, fire-breathing giant from Nigg", if you believe in Scotland's answer to Nostradamus, the Seer of Brathan)Operated by Canadian Natural Resources Limited
*** Lyell oilfield
*** Heather oilfield Middle Jurassic operated by DNO
*** Brent oilfield Middle Jurassic operated by Shell (4 main platforms, plus the Brent Spar fiasco.)
*** Dunlin oilfield Middle Jurassic operated by Shell
*** Hutton oilfield (produced from the innovative Tension-leg platform; decommissioned 2001 was operated by Conoco)
*** Cormorant oilfield Middle Jurassic operated by Shell, (production started sweet, but has turned slightly sour over the decades. which is very interesting. And worrying.)
*** Tern oilfield Operated by Shell Oil (The 'Black Pig' to its friends. Captain Pugwash reference.)
*** Eider oilfield Middle Jurassic operated by Shell
*** Murchison oilfield Straddles the Norwegian median line. Operated by Canadian Natural Resources Limited
*** Don oilfield
*** Magnus oilfield
** Offshore (West of Shetland) (Serviced from Aberdeen)
*** Clair oilfield A large, but high viscosity field.
*** Schiehallion oilfield
*** Foinaven oilfield
*** North Alwyn oilfield - Operated by Total S.A.
*** Dunbar oilfield - Operated by Total S.A.

Germany

** Onshore
*** Wietze "near Hanover", discovered in 1859.
*** The Schoenebeek field of the Netherlands extends across the border.
** One commercial offshore oilfield: Mittelplate approx. 2 Mio m³/a of crude oil production

Denmark

** Nothing onshore
** Offshore development is abundant. Of the 19 fields, 15 are operated by [http://www.maerskoil.com Maersk Oil and Gas] as part of the [http://www.duc.dk/ Dansk Undergrunds Consortium] , with the remaining 4 operated by DONG Energy (3) and Hess (1). [ [http://www.ens.dk/sw12313.asp "Danish Energy Authority Oil and Gas Fields"] . Accessed on August 19, 2007]
*** Nils oilfiled
*** Skjold oilfield
*** Gorm oil and gasfield - Chalk reservoir
*** Roar oilfield - Chalk reservoir
*** Harald oilfield - Chalk reservoir
*** Dan oil and gas field - Chalk reservoir
*** Kraka oilfield - Chalk reservoir
*** Halfdan oil and gas field - Chalk reservoir
*** Tyra oil and gas field - Chalk reservoir
*** Tyra Southeast oil field
*** Svend oil field
*** Valdemar oilfield
*** Lulita gas field
*** Regnar oil field
*** Rolf oil field
*** Dagmar oil field
*** Siri oil field
*** Nini oil field
*** Cecilie oil field
*** South Arne oil and gas field

Norway

Reference - Norwegian Petroleum Directorate [http://www.npd.no/engelsk/cwi/pbl/en/index.htm fact pages on oil fields]
** Onshore developments -none (Oslo Graben oil seeps??).
** Offshore developments. Serviced from Stavanger, Bergen, Kristiansund
** Central North Sea
*** Hod oilfield - Chalk reservoir , Operated by BP
*** Valhall oilfield - Chalk reservoir, operated by BP
*** Eldfisk - Chalk reservoir, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Ekofisk - Chalk reservoir, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Embla oilfield - Devonian / Permian Reservoir, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Tor oilfield - Chalk reservoir, operated by ConocoPhillips
*** Albuskjell oilfield - decommissioned
*** Ula oilfield- Jurassic sandstone reservoir, Operated by BP
*** Gyda oilfield - Jurassic sandstone reservoir, Operated by Talisman Energy
*** Cod oilfield- decommissioned
** Northern North Sea
*** Sleipner oilfield, Jurassic and Palaeocene reservoirs, operated by StatoilHydro
*** Brisling oilfield
*** Bream oilfield
*** Balder oilfield - Palaeocene/Eocene, operated by ExxonMobil
*** Frigg gas field Large Eocene reservoir gas field,
*** Hild gas field
*** Heimdal gasfield - Palaeocene reservoir, Operated by StatoilHydro
*** Oseberg oilfield Middle Jurassic sandstone reservoir operated by Norsk Hydro (the only oil rig with a log fire in the accommodation ?? Mad Noggins - Not anymore! Does have a driving range though. And a sportshall!)
*** Brage oil filed, operated by StatoilHydro
*** Troll Largest gas field in North Sea operated by StatoilHydro.
*** Gullfaks oil field, Middle Jurassic reservoir operated by StatoilHydro
*** Statfjord along strike from Brent, but structurally deeper, partially in UK sector. Operated by StatoilHydro
*** Snorre oilfield, Middle Jurassic reservoir operated by StatoilHydro
*** Murchison oil field (part of; produced through UK) Operated by Canadian Natural Resources Limited
*** Agat
** Haltenbank; numerous developments in production, Heidrun gasfied, Draugen oil field, Ormen Lange etc.

Associated, but not strictly North Sea

* Ireland (includes Northern Ireland)
** Onshore
*** Larne; tiny prospect under the basalts.
*** Other small prospects, and significant coal-bed methane.
** Offshore
*** Kinsale Head; gas development off the coast of Cork
*** Corrib Gas Field; about to start production to a controversial onshore processing plant
*** Inishbeg; prospect announced to the NW of Donegal. Due to be drilled August 2006.
* Faroes
** Offshore
*** Various blocks licensed for exploration, several discoveries not yet developed.Fact|date=April 2008
* Iceland
** Offshore
*** Nothing published, but the idea is not inconceivable on the ridges extending towards Iceland from the Faroes and the East Greenland Coast.
* East Greenland
** Onshore
*** No prospects reported, though sediments analogous to the Mesozoic and Caenozoic deposits of the North Sea are known, so there is appreciable interest. Development would be formidably difficult, technically, logistically and politically.
** Offshore
*** A recent conference on hydrocarbon prospects in arctic Russia (Geological Society, London; February 2006) had several speakers mention major gas prospectivity on the East Greenland coast, but they cited no sources. A conference volume is due towards the end of 2006, which may elaborate.
* Barents Sea
** Onshore
*** No significant prospects or potential.
** Offshore
*** Significant exploration, appraisal and development. Major discoveries the Snøhvit gasfield, operated by StatoilHydro in Norwegian sector and the Stokhmanovskoye gasfield planned to be operated by Gazprom in Russian sector.

ee also

*
*List of oil fields
*Economy of Norway
*Economy of the United Kingdom
*Geology of the United Kingdom
*Oil platform
*Proposed oil phase-out in Sweden

References

External links

* [http://www.aftenbladet.no/energi/energymap Interactive Map over the Norwegian Continental Shelf] , live information, facts, pictures and videos.


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