Britannia Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ConocoPhillips
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 130 miles northeast of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 1998
  • Partners: ConocoPhillips (58.7%), Chevron (32.3%), Mitsui (9.0%)
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The 13,000-ft-deep Britannia field is located in U.K. Continental Shelf Blocks 15/29a, 15/30, 16/26, 16/27a, and 16/27b, 130 miles northeast of Aberdeen in approximately 450 ft of water
  • Britannia is one of the largest natural gas and condensate fields in the North Sea.
  • The field has two manned platforms, the original Britannia Platform and a smaller Bridge Linked platform added later
  • Condensate is delivered through the Forties Pipeline System to the oil stabilization and processing plant, Kerse of Kinneil, near the Grangemouth Refinery in Scotland,
  • Natural gas is transported through a dedicated Britannia Gas Pipeline to the Sage St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal at St. Fergus, Scotland.
  • Callanish And Brodgar Oil And Gas Fields have been developed as satellites


  • Dragados Off-Shore: Construction of Campo Britannia oil platform
  • Wilton Engineering: Fabrication of the Long Term Compression (LTC) module
  • Saipem:
    • Mono Column and Compression Module
    • Export pipeline T&I
  • Foundocean: Grouting for the compression project
  • BiFab: Britannia Phase 2 EPC contract for LER
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Britannia Bridge Linked Platform Installation
  • Global Maritime: Marine consultants and warranty surveyors


  • 1994 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 1998 - Commercial production began
  • 2008 - Production started from the BLP
  • 2012 - BP Announces Sale of 8.97% Interest in Britannia to Mitsui


  • The reservoir contains a retrograde gas/condensate fluid whose composition varies from west to east. The hydrocarbon is richer in the west (condensate/gas ratio of 100 bbl/MMscf) and leaner in the east (condensate/gas ratio of 70 bbl/MMscf).
  • An oil rim lies along the southern edge of the reservoir. Although the oil is a good-quality, light but waxy, sweet crude, it is relatively immobile. An aquifer lies under the oil rim.
  • The length of the reservoir has five distinct regions, each of which has an aquifer with different water chemistry.


  1. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  2. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  3. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  6. Dragados Off-Shore sends the Campo Britannia jacket, a 21,000 ton oil platform, to the North Sea
  7. BP Announces Sale of Interests in Alba and Britannia Fields to Mitsui & CO., LTD.
  9. ConocoPhillips, UK
  10. Chevron, Partners Celebrate First Production From U.K.'s Britannia Field
  11. Britannia Operator Limited extends contract with Petrofac
  12. Wilton Engineering Services wins significant UK North Sea contract

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