Beryl Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Apache
  • Country: UK
  • Location:
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Apache owns 50 percent of Beryl Field and is the operator. Other field owners are Hess Ltd. (22.22 percent), Enterprise Oil Ltd. (22.78 percent), and OMV (U.K.) Ltd. (5 percent)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 11,625 Barrels, 13 MMcf Of Gas Per Day (2012)


  • The Beryl Area includes 12 fields utilising the same production infrastructure, including Ness, Nevis, Buckland and Skene fields
  • There are two production platforms, Beryl Alpha, a steel platform and Beryl Bravo a Concrete Gravity Based Structure
  • Gas is transported via the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) Pipeline to the Sage St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal
  • Gas is also recieved from the Edvard Grieg Oil And Gas Field in the Norwegian Section
  • The Linnhe Field was a subsea satellite of Beryl Bravo platform. The field was discovered in 1988, with the wildcat well 9/13c-40, and developed as a single production well, 9/13c-40z, and a single water injection well, 9/13-44z, tied back to Beryl Bravo.
  • The field came on-stream in October 1989 and production ceased in December 1991


  • Norwegian Contractors: Beryl Alpha Construction
  • Emtunga: Beryl A - Telecomms module
  • Saipem: Pipelines T&I
  • Redpath de Groot Caledonian: Beryl Bravo Construction
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for platforms
  • Bibby Offshore:
    • Buckland ā€œCā€ Development , EPIC
    • Nevis Central Lewis tie-ins
  • Global Maritime: Warranty surveyor for loadout and transportation of towheads; launch, controlled depth tow and installation of two 7.5 km pipeline bundles - Skene Project


  • 1976 - Development of Beryl Oil Field approved
  • 1983 - Installation of Beryl A & B platforms
  • 1985 - Approval granted for Nevis
  • 1987 - Development of Ness field approved
  • 1998 - Government approves Buckland
  • 2000 - Approval granted for Skene
  • 2001 - Skene Subsea installed
  • 2005 - Centrica acquired a stake in Skene & Buckland
  • 2011 - Apache completed the acquisition of Mobil North Sea Limited from ExxonMobil, which includes operating interests in Beryl, Nevis, Ness, Nevis South, Skene and Buckland fields.
  • 2012 - Production reaches highest level since 2001, after drilling new extension well
  • 2012 - Beryl Bravo B73y development well tests at 8,161 barrels of oil per day (bo/d) and 5.9 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMcf/d)
  • 2012 - Shell acquired a stake from Hess
  • 2015 - Apache discovers more reserves



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  3. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  6. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  7. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  8. Centrica to acquire interests in North Sea gas fields
  9. Apache Completes Acquisition of ExxonMobil's Beryl Field, Other UK North Sea Assets
  10. Apache's North Sea Beryl Field Well Flows 11,625 Barrels, 13 MMcf Of Gas Per Day; Rate Is Highest For Beryl Field Since 2001
  11. Apache Continues To Infuse New Life Into UK's North Sea
  12. Shell to increase participation in the Beryl Area Fields in the North Sea
  13. Apache Announces North Sea Discoveries With Estimated Net Reserves Of 50 Million To More Than 70 Million Barrels

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