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Forties Oilfield – a timeline


Second-largest producing field in the North Sea and the first major oilfield discovered in the North Sea


UK Licence Block 21/10, approximately 140 miles north-east of Aberdeen

Remaining Proven Reserves

130 million barrels of oil equivalent (as of 2012)

Field Discovered

October 1970

First Production Started

September 1975

Operator and Partners

Apache Corporation (97.14%, operator), Esso Exploration and Production UK (2.61%), Shell UK (0.25%)

Water Depth


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