Atlantic And Cromarty Gas And Condensate Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BG Group
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Outer Moray Firth
  • Production start: 2006
  • Partners: Hess
  • Type: Gas And Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The fields lie 12.5 kilometres apart, approximately 80 kilometres north east of St Fergus in the Outer Moray Firth.
  • The Atlantic field lies in licence block 14/26a and the Cromarty field lies in licence block 13/30a
  • The development is using sub sea technology with production from the two fields being mixed together offshore and exported via the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) Pipeline to Sage St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal
  • The sub-sea facilities are operated remotely from the control room at the St Fergus SAGE terminal via a satellite link to the Shell operated Goldeneye platform, and then via a 32 km sub-sea electro-hydraulic umbilical to the Atlantic and Cromarty fields


  • Kellogg Brown and Root:
    • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the terminal
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management contract for the terminal
  • Allseas: The pipelay contract
  • ABB Offshore Systems: Supply of subsea controls
  • Cooper Cameron: Supply of sub sea Christmas trees


  • 1986 - The Cromarty field was discovered
  • 2003 - Government approval given for the development
  • 2006 - First gas produced



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. Atlantic and Cromarty North Sea development moves ahead
  3. First gas from Atlantic and Cromarty North Sea development reaches UK

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