Bruce Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Blocks 9/8a, 9/9a, 9/9b
  • Production start: 1998
  • Partners: Total, BHP Billiton
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field was initially developed using two bridge-linked platforms known as D and PUQ respectively
  • The PUQ platform, (process/utilities/quarters) and D (drilling) platform are linked by a 47 metre bridge. The PUQ platform comprises a 9400 tonne jacket and three major topside modules
    • 8000 tonne cellar deck
    • 7800 tonne production module
    • 2500 tonne accommodation module and helipad
  • The D platform comprises of an 8000 tonne jacket, a 7300 tonne three level integrated deck, drilling derrick and substructure.
  • As part of Phase II Development, a 3rd platform was added to accommodate additional gas compression facilities. This platform, known as the CR platform, is bridge linked to the two original Bruce Field Platforms
  • Oil and gas from the Bruce reservoir is recovered by 20 platform wells and 6 subsea wells
  • A 248 kilometres long, 24-inch diameter oil export pipeline to the BP FPS Unity platform and thence into the BP-operated Forties Pipeline System
  • Gas is transported by the Frigg UK Gas Pipeline System to the Fuka St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal
  • The Keith field development involves 2 subsea manifolds tied back to the Bruce Phase II Western Area Development (WAD) manifold via a 7km pipeline.
  • The Rhum Gas Field is also a subsea tie backs to Bruce


  • Dragados: Construction of Bruce D Platform
  • RGC Offshore: Construction of Bruce PUQ Platform
  • Saipem: Transport and installation of platform & pipelines

Phase II

  • Heerema: Construction of the Jacket
  • Consafe: Construction of the Deck
  • BiFab: EPC Contract for Compression Platform Topsides and Bridge
  • Global Maritime: Warranty surveyor for launch, controlled-depth tow and installation of a 7 km pipeline bundle - Keith Project


  • 1974 - Bruce Oil And Gas Field was discovered
  • 1983 - Keith Field discovered
  • 1990 - Field development approval granted
  • 1998 - First oil and gas produced
  • 2000 - Keith comes on stream


  • The Bruce field is a complex structure of three reservoirs - Turonian limestone (gas condensate), Bruce sandstone (oil and gas condensate), and Statfjord sandstone (oil and gas condensate). It is a structural trap consisting of several separate accumulations


  1. BP Bruce
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  6. BiFab Platform References
  7. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  8. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  9. The Keith Field, Offshore Petroleum Production And Pipe-Lines (Assessment Of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 Licence P 209 - Licence Having Effect Under The Petroleum Act 1998

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