Harding is a producing heavy oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by TAQA Bratani. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block 9/23b ALL and 9/23d ALL, with water depth of 374 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Harding, namely the Harding North. This project is currently in the feed stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy and TotalEnergies.

Production from Harding

The Harding heavy oil field recovered 95.80% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1998. The peak production was approximately 172.49 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 45.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2030. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 27.17 Mmboe, comprised of 23.50 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 22.01 bcf of natural gas reserves. Harding heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.03% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Harding heavy oil field

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

Other Contractors: Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Aker Solutions, Weatherford International and EnerMech Group

About TAQA Bratani

TAQA Bratani Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company.

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