Buzzard is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by CNOOC Petroleum Europe. The field is located in block 19/10a ALL, 19/5a ALL, 20/6a ALL, and 20/1 SOUTH AREA OF THE BLOCK, with water depth of 382 feet.
An expansion project is associated with the Buzzard, namely Buzzard Phase II. This project is currently in the commissioning stage, expected to start in 2021.
Field participation details
The field is owned by Suncor Energy, China National Offshore Oil, Harbour Energy and ONE-Dyas.
Production from Buzzard
The Buzzard conventional oil field recovered 81.72% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2008. The peak production was approximately 199.73 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 40 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039. The field currently accounts for approximately 5% of the country’s daily output.
Remaining recoverable reserves
The field is expected to recover 178.26 Mmboe, comprised of 170.88 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 44.31 bcf of natural gas reserves. Buzzard conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.04% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.
Contractors involved in the Buzzard conventional oil field
Some of the key contractors involved in the Buzzard project as follows.
Design/FEED Engineering: Worley
Main EPC: Subsea 7 and Worley
Other Contractors: A.P. Moller – Maersk, Aker Solutions, Allseas Group, Baker Hughes and China National Offshore Oil
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