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November 22, 2021

Pilot Heavy Oil Field, UK

By Carmen

Pilot is a heavy oil development located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Orcadian Energy CNS. Discovered in 1989, Pilot lies in block 21/27a ALL, with water depth of around 266 feet.

The project is currently in feasibility stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. The development cost is expected to be $720 m. The Pilot heavy oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 30 wells and includes FPSO and wellhead platforms.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Orcadian Energy CNS.

Production from Pilot

Production from the Pilot heavy oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2027, to approximately 40,485 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 92.71 Mmboe, comprised of 92.71 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Pilot heavy oil field

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

Other Contractors: Axis Well Technology, Crondall Energy Consultants, Fugro, KCA Deutag Alpha and Petrofac

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About Orcadian Energy CNS

Orcadian Energy CNS Ltd, formerly Pharis Energy, is an oil and gas company that engaged in the development and production services. The company is headquartered in London, Greater London, 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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