Jackdaw is a conventional gas development located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Bg International. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Jackdaw was discovered in 2005, lies in block 30/2a PRE-TERTIARY AREA, 30/3a BELOW THE TOP OF THE DANIAN/EKOFISK, and 30/2d ALL, with water depth of around 257 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2022. The development cost is expected to be $610 m. The Jackdaw conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately four wells and includes wellhead platform.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell.

Production from Jackdaw

Production from the Jackdaw conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 7,548 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 138 Mmcfd of natural gas and 8,177 bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2053.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 76.48 Mmboe, comprised of 13.22 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 278.00 bcf of natural gas reserves and 16.93 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves.

Contractors involved in the Jackdaw conventional gas field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Rosetti Marino, Genesis Gas & Oil and Kvaerner

Main EPC: Aker Solutions and TechnipFMC

Other Contractors: Royal Boskalis Westminster and CP Geo-Services

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