Pierce is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Shell EP Offshore Ventures . The field is located in block 23/27a ALL and 23/22a ALL, with water depth of 363 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Pierce, namely Pierce Depressurisation Project. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell and Delek Group.

Production from Pierce

The Pierce conventional oil field recovered 92.99% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2000. The peak production was approximately 52.41 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2025. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 10.88 Mmboe, comprised of 5.1 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 34.67 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Pierce conventional oil field

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

Main EPC: Subsea 7

Other Contractors: Global Engineering and Construction Group, GMC Inspection Services and Subsea 7

About Shell EP Offshore Ventures

Shell EP Offshore Ventures Ltd is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc .


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