Amethyst Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Perenco
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 1990
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field consists of Amethyst East & Amethyst West, with each section having two unmanned platforms. The platforms are A1D, A2D, B1D & C1D
  • Amethyst Gas Field acts as a hub for a number of satellites including the Rose Field and Helvellyn Gas Field
  • Gas is transported by subsea pipeline to the Easington Gas Processing Terminal


  • UIE: B1-D & C1-D Platforms
  • Heerema: A1D and A2D Platforms
  • Stolt Offshore: Pipelines
  • NOS: Amethyst A1D and A2D Platform Cable Supports


  • 1988 - Field development approval awarded
  • 1990 - First gas produced
  • 2001 - Rose gas field discovered
  • 2003 - Development approval given for Rose
  • 2004 - First gas from Rose field
  • 2009 - BP acquired BG Groups stake
  • 2012 - Perenco acquired the field from BP


  • The reservoir sands are from the prolific Rotliegendes Leman sandstone


  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  3. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  4. FoundOcean Subsea References
  5. BG Group Announces New Gas Discovery In Southern North Sea
  6. Centrica produces first gas from Rose field
  7. BG Group completes UK North Sea asset exchange with BP
  8. BP Agrees Sale of Southern Gas Assets to Perenco

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