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November 23, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:05pm

Captain Heavy Oil Field, UK

By Carmen

Captain is a producing heavy oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Ithaca Energy (UK). The field is located in block 13/22a ALL, with water depth of 500 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Captain, namely Captain EOR Stage 2. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Korea National Oil and Delek Group.

Production from Captain

The Captain heavy oil field recovered 90.81% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2004. The peak production was approximately 65.96 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 16 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2025. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 36.58 Mmboe, comprised of 35.15 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 8.57 bcf of natural gas reserves. Captain heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.08% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Captain heavy oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Worley

EPC Contractors: R&M Engineering (Huntly) and TechnipFMC

Other Contractors: Archer, Bureau Veritas, China National Offshore Oil, Mech-Tool Engineering and NHV

About Ithaca Energy (UK)

Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited (Ithaca Energy (UK)) is an oil and gas company. It carries out they exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The company also constructs production hubs. The company is a subsidiary of Ithaca Energy Inc. Ithaca Energy (UK) is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, 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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