Balmoral Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Premier Oil
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 122 miles North East of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 1986
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field utilises a semi-submersible production vessel which services six fields namely, Balmoral, Stirling, Beauly, Brenda, Nicol and Burghley
  • The Glamis Oil Field is also tied back to the FPU
  • Oil is transported via the Forties Pipeline System


  • Gotaverken Arendal AB: Floating Production Facility (FPF) construction
  • Penspen: B29, Beauly and Balmoral Header Detailed Design
  • Bibby Offshore:
    • Stirling bypass works
    • Flexible flowline recovery
  • J P Kenny: Beauly single gas lifted production well tieback


  • 1983 - Government approval granted for the development
  • 1986 - First oil produced
  • 1987 - Glamis development approved
  • 2004 - CNR acquires 70.20% of the field
  • 2007 - Oilexpro acquires stake from CNR
  • 2009 - Premier acquires Oilexpro and becomes operator


  • Andrew Formation sandstones of Late Palaeocene age form the reservoir, which is sealed by Lista Formation claystones.


  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  3. Penspen Offshore And Platform References
  4. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  5. J P Kenny Subsea References
  6. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  7. Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces The Acquisition Of UK North Sea Core Properties
  8. CNR International Limited Announces The Signing Of A Sale And Purchase Agreement For The Sale Of The B-Block Area To Oilexco North Sea Limited
  9. Premier Oil Acquisition and Rights Issue
  10. Premier Oil picks Wood Group PSN as service partner for Balmoral FPV

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