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November 22, 2021updated 28 Apr 2022 5:45am

Bentley Heavy Oil Field, UK

By Carmen

Bentley is a heavy oil development located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by EnQuest. Discovered in 1977, Bentley lies in block 9/3b ALL, with water depth of around 374 feet.

The project is currently in approval stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. The development cost is expected to be $729 m. The Bentley heavy oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 20 wells and includes fixed platform and FSOs.

Field participation details

The field is owned by EnQuest.

Production from Bentley

Production from the Bentley heavy oil development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 45,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 128.24 Mmboe, comprised of 128.24 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Bentley heavy oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Bentley project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Teekay

Main EPC: Aibel and Xcite Energy Resources

EPC Contractors: Teekay

Other Contractors: AGR Holdings, Baker Hughes, China National Offshore Oil, EPC Offshore and John Wood Group

About EnQuest

EnQuest Plc (EnQuest) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The company carries out operational and redevelopment interests in onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in the UK North Sea and Malaysia. Its operated assets include Thistle and Deveron, Heather and Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake area, Scolty and Crathes, Alma and Galia, Kraken, PM8 and Seligi, and PM409 production sharing contracts. The company also owns interest in Alba, a non-operated oil producing field. EnQuest also operates the Ninian Pipeline System, which transports crude oil to Sullom Voe Oil Terminal (SVT), and the Northern Leg Gas Pipeline for transportation of natural gas into the UK National Transmission System. The company has offices in Malaysia and the UAE. EnQuest is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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