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Buzzard Field

Name

Buzzard

Location

Outer Moray Firth, central North Sea

Distance from Land

100km north-east of Aberdeen

Licences

P.986 (blocks 19 / 10 and 20 / 6) and P.928(S) (blocks 19 / 5a and 20 / 1S)

Discovery

June 2001

Rig

Semi-submersible Ocean Nomad

Test

6,547bpd and 1MMcfd of gas

Gross Oil Column

750ft

Age

Upper Jurassic

Gravity

32° API

Sulphur

1.4%

Production Deck Weight

10,000t

Wells

27 production wells (eight pre-drilled)

Start-Up

December 2006 (delayed by bad weather)

Drilling

Skid mounted jack-up rig adjacent to the wellhead platform

Plateau Production

180,000bpd to 190,000bpd by mid-2007

Water Injection Wells

16

Export Oil Pipeline

Forties Pipeline System to Cruden Bay

Export Gas Pipeline

Frigg system to St Fergus Gas Terminal

Operator

Nexen

Equity

Nexen (43.21254%), PetroCanada (29.89122%), BG (21.73307%) and Edinburgh (5.16317%)

Wellhead Fabricator

Burntisland Fabrications

Utilities Deck Fabricator

Heerema

Production Deck Fabricators

Dagrados

Platform Design

CB&I

Jacket Structures Fabricator

Aker Verdal

Wellhead Platform Fabricator

BIFAB

Pipelines and Field Infrastructure Installation

Saipem
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