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Harding Area Gas Project, North Sea

Location

Central North Sea, 200 miles NE of Aberdeen

Blocks

Block 9/23b

Geology

Eocene

Field Size

Medium – 250 million barrels of oil / 12 billion cubic metres of gas recoverable reserves

Water Depth

110m

Area Covered

20km²

Gas / Oil Ratio

350scf/bbl

Expected field life

20 years

Reservoir depths

1,580 – 1,750m

Discovery

February 1987

Licensing round

9th

Development consent

1993

Start up

1996

BS&W

0.35%

Wet density

929kg/m³

API (60°F)

20.5

Salt content

240mg/l

RVP

1.8psig

Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) Approved

July 2006

Original Scheduled Start Up

2008

Expected Earliest Start Up

Summer 2011

Peak (1998)

100,000bpd

Current

30,000bpd

Number of Platforms

1

Weight

84,000t

Built

Hunterston, Ayrshire

Dimensions

122m(l) x 114m (w) x 34m (h)

Storage Capacity

580,000 barrels

Weight

23,000t

Where Built

Korea

Accommodation

120

Oil Export Pipeline

2km long, 610mm diameter to tanker loading system
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