Andrew Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea, 230km NE of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners: JX Nippon
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: - 150 million barrels of oil and natural gas liquids, 245 billion cubic feet of gas
  • Production Volume:


  • Andrew is located approximately 230 kilometres North East of Aberdeen and covers an area of 27 square kilometres, spanning licence blocks 16/27a and 16/28.
  • The Andrew development consists of:
    • A single fixed platform.
    • A piled steel jacket supporting an integrated deck with production, drilling and accommodation facilities.
  • The Andrew topsides include facilities to operate the nearby Cyrus subsea satellite development.
  • Oil pipeline - 10-inch to Forties System then to Cruden Bay
  • Gas Pipeline - 8-inch to CATS; System to Teesside


  • The Andrew Alliance consisted of: BP, Brown & Root, Santa Fe, Saipem, Highlands Fabricators, Allseas, Emtunga, and Trafalgar House.
  • Saipem: Installation
  • Heerema: fabrication of the 750 tons process module with a length 18 meters, a width of 13 meters and a height of 28 meters for installation on the existing BP Andrew platform
  • Emtunga: 70 man single lift quarters
  • Aker Solutions: Consultancy for damaged internals, Internals - Drain Pipes/Jacking Ring, Supervision of internals installation for HP Scrubber


  • 1974 - Andrew Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1994 - Development consent given
  • 1996 - Production started
  • 2001 - In order to maintain production rates, a program of infill drilling began
  • 2005 - Centrica agreed to acquire a small share in the field, but was preempted by Talisman and Hess
  • 2011 - BP Approves Development of Kinnoull Field as a tie back to Andrew
  • 2012 - New topsides constructed
  • 2012 - JX Nippon acquires an additional stake from ENI


  • The Andrew reservoir lies at a depth of some 2,430 metres below sea level and is contained within the Palaeocene. In addition there is an underlying lower Cretaceous gas reservoir, which has not been fully appraised.


  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. Aker Solutions Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Emtunga Europe Offshore Platform References
  4. Nessco Platform References
  5. Saipem Europe Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project R
  6. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  7. The Andrew Field, BP
  8. Centrica to acquire interests in North Sea gas fields
  9. Centrica completes offshore agreement and ceases interest in one field
  10. BP and Co-Venturers Approve Development of Kinnoull Field
  11. Heerema Hartlepool completes North Sea BP Andrew Process Module
  12. Major asset acquisition in the UKCS

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