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October 28, 2021updated 28 Apr 2022 5:45am

Cheviot Conventional Oil Field, UK

By Carmen

Cheviot is a conventional oil development located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Alpha Petroleum Resources. Discovered in 1978, Cheviot lies in block 2/10b ALL, 2/15a ALL, 3/11b ALL, and 3/6a ALL, with water depth of around 508 feet.

The project is currently in approval stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. The Cheviot conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 18 wells and includes FPSO, subsea manifold, and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Alpha Petroleum (UK) Holdings.

Production from Cheviot

Production from the Cheviot conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2025, to approximately 28,500 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 52 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 85.5 Mmboe, comprised of 59.85 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 153.91 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Cheviot conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Brookfield Business Partners

Main EPC: Sembcorp Marine

EPC Contractors: Duco, GE Oil & Gas and Petrofac

Other Contractors: Aker Solutions, Exceed (XCD) Holdings, Finning Power Systems, GE Oil & Gas and General Electric

About Alpha Petroleum Resources

Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd (Alpha Petroleum), a subsidiary of Alpha Petroleum (UK) Holdings Ltd, is an upstream oil and gas company, that offers operation, development and production activities in the UK sector of the North Sea. The company operates production and development assets including Helvellyn gas field, Tors gas field, Wenlock gas field, and Cheviot gas field. Its Tors gas field includes Kilmar gas field and Garrow gas field. Alpha Petroleum’s Kilmar gas field has gas in Carboniferous Namurian sandstones. The company has operations throughout the UK. Alpha Petroleum, formerly ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Ltd, is headuartered in Guildford, Surrey, 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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