West Brae is a producing heavy oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by TAQA Bratani. The field is located in block 16/7a ALL and 16/6a ALL, with water depth of 354 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Stadtwerke Munchen, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, Centrica, Abu Dhabi National Energy and Viaro Energy.

Production from West Brae

The West Brae heavy oil field recovered 82.99% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2001. The peak production was approximately 26.95 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 7 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2046.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 22.46 Mmboe, comprised of 19.6 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 17.17 bcf of natural gas reserves. West Brae heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

About TAQA Bratani

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


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