Babbage Gas Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: E.ON
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Block 48/2a, Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field was developed in 2 phases
  • Phase one included the installation of the Babbage platform, the drilling of three production wells and the laying of a 28km pipeline to connect the field to existing UK gas infrastructure
  • The platform is normally unmanned
  • Phase two involved the drilling of 2 more wells
  • Gas is transported to the Easington Gas Processing Terminal


  • Penspen: Babbage Field Development Detailed Design
  • SLP: Construction of the Wellhead Production Platform - full EPC contracted project including topside, jacket and piles, offshore hook-up and commissioning
  • Technip:
    • project management, design, fabrication and installation of a 28 kilometer gas export rigid pipeline, a 40 ton manifold and three flexible tie-in jumpers
    • installation of pipeline protection materials,
    • trenching and backfilling of the gas export pipeline,
    • pre-commissioning, tie-ins and testing
  • Nessco: Communication systems
  • KWsubsea: 12" Gas Pipeline (28km)
  • Global Maritime: Warranty surveyor for installation of flowline


  • 2008 - Technip awarded subsea contract
  • 2009 - Project development approved by UK Goverment
  • 2010 - First gas produced
  • 2016 - Premier Oil acquired EON's share



  1. SLP Babbgage
  2. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  3. Penspen Offshore And Platform References
  4. Nessco Platform References
  5. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  6. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  7. Technip awarded contract for the Babbage development in United Kingom North Sea
  8. First Production From Babbage Gas Field
  9. Acquisition of UK North Sea Assets from E.ON

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