Bardolino Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners: Shell - 62%, OMV - 38%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Bardolino Field is located in Block 22/13a with centre point drill location approximately 2 km east of the producing Howe field (block 22/12a), making it approximately 16 km east of the Nelson Platform and approximately 162 km east north east of Aberdeen in a water depth of 91 metres. The single well will be drilled from the edge of Bardolino block (22/13a).
  • The field will be produced to the Nelson production platform connecting Bardolino to the existing Howe subsea infrastructure.
  • Oil is evacuated via the Forties Pipeline System and gas is transported about 200 kilometres (124 miles) to the St Fergus gas terminal in north-east Scotland.


  • KWsubsea: 1 offshore 6"/3" Piggybacked Pipeline (1.85km)


  • 2009 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2010 - First oil produced


  • It is an oil field with hydrocarbons mainly in Fulmar sand containing some 33.8 MMstb STOIIP (base case).


  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  3. Shell first oil and gas from Bardolino

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