Catcher is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Premier Oil UK. The field is located in block 28/9a ALL, 28/9c ALL, and 28/9d ALL, with water depth of 307 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Catcher conventional oil field, namely Catcher Infill Project and Bonneville. The expansion projects are currently in the feasibility stage, targeting start-up during 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by ONE-Dyas, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas, Waldorf Production and Harbour Energy.

Production from Catcher

The Catcher conventional oil field recovered 50.20% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2019. The peak production was approximately 33.21 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 17 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2037. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 44.24 Mmboe, comprised of 40.69 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 21.31 bcf of natural gas reserves. Catcher conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.01% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.


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