Franklin is a producing conventional gas field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Total E&P UK. The field is located in block 29/5b ALL, 29/4d ALL, and 29/5c ALL, with water depth of 991 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Franklin conventional gas field, namely Franklin WFF Infill Development and Franklin Infill Development. The expansion projects are currently in the feasibility and approval stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Harbour Energy, Delek Group, ONE-Dyas, Sumitomo, Neo Energy Group, TotalEnergies and Eni.

Production from Franklin

The Franklin conventional gas field recovered 73.43% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2005. The peak production was approximately 47.68 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 282 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2042. The field currently accounts for approximately 4% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 172.39 Mmboe, comprised of 83.39 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 533.98 bcf of natural gas reserves. Franklin conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.06% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Franklin conventional gas field

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

Other Contractors: Apollo Offshore Engineering, Det Norske Veritas Holding, Peterson Control Union and Vallourec

About Total E&P UK

Total E&P UK Ltd (Total E&P UK) is a company that explores and produces oil and gas. The company offers natural gas, crude oil, and other oil products. The company is headquartered in Aberdeen, the UK.


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