Bacchus Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Apache
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea
  • Production start: 2012
  • Partners: Endeavour
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 18 Mbbl
  • Production Volume:


  • The the development is a subsea development with three wells drilled and linked to the Forties Alpha production facilities at the nearby Forties Oil Field, the largest oil field in the North Sea
  • Oil is then exported onshore via the Forties Pipeline System to the Cruden Bay terminal


  • Subsea 7: Engineer, procure, fabricate, install and commission a 7km pipeline bundle* consisting of production, gas lift, methanol and heating pipelines and controls umbilical
  • Aquaterra: Installation of risers
  • Rowan Companies: Contract drilling services


  • 2005 - Bacchus Oil Field discovered
  • 2010 - The Field Development Plan was approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • 2010 - Subsea 7 awarded subsea contract
  • 2011 - Endeavour acquired a further 20% stake from Shell
  • 2012 - Endeavour Announces First Production at the Bacchus Development
  • 2013 - The third production well completed
  • 2015 - Endeavour announces it is looking for a buyer


  • The reservoir consists of high quality Jurassic-aged Fulmar sandstone


  1. Apache's Second Well Brings Production At North Sea Bacchus Field To 12,900 BBLS/day
  2. Endeavour Announces First Production at the Bacchus Development
  3. Subsea 7 confirms $75m North Sea Contract for Apache North Sea
  4. Endeavour Closes Bacchus Transaction
  5. Endeavour Announces Approval of UK Field Development Plan
  6. Aquaterra Secure Contract For ‘World First’ Riser
  7. Apache's Latest Horizontal Well At North Sea Bacchus Field Pushes Field Production To 17,600 Barrels Per Day
  8. Endeavour Announces Launch of Marketing Process for North Sea Assets

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