Blane Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners: Talisman Resources (43.0%), Faroe Petroleum (18%), Roc Oil (12.5%), Nippon Oil (14.0%) and Dana Petroleum (12.50%)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Blane reservoir is at a depth of 70 meters
  • The Blane Oil Field (P111‐Block 30/3a (Upper), UK North Sea) was discovered in 1989, and is located on the Central Graben of the UK continental shelf, extending into the Norwegian sector.
  • Production commenced in September 2007 from a Tertiary Palaeocene Forties sands reservoir with a structural closure.
  • The field has been developed as a sub‐sea tie‐back to the BP‐operated Ula platform located in the Norwegian continental shelf (34 kilometres to the north east) and currently comprises two horizontal production wells with gas lift and one water injection well.


  • Subsea 7: Fabrication, installation and commissioning of 10 inch production pipeline tie-in spoolpieces, 8 inch water injection pipeline tie-in spoolpieces and 4 inch gas lift pipeline tie-in spoolpieces
  • BiFab: Flowbases


  • 1989 - Blane Oil Field discovered
  • 2000 - Project partners began evaluation process
  • 2005 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2005 - Talisman acquires Paladin, getting a stake the field
  • 2007 - Eni announces the start of production
  • 2011 - Faroe Petroleum acquired 18% stake from Eni


  • A Tertiary Palaeocene Forties sands reservoir with a structural closure


  1. Bifab Subsea References
  2. Blane Field Being Considered for Development
  3. Talisman to Acquire Paladin Resources Plc for Pounds Sterling 1,218 Million 'C$2,521 Million'
  4. North Sea Award for Subsea 7
  5. Eni starts production at the Blane oil field offshore UK
  6. Acquisition of Interest in Producing Blane Oil Field and Exploration Farm Out

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