Buchan Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: UK
  • Location: blocks 20/5 and 21/1, North Sea
  • Production start: 1981
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Buchan field is located on blocks 20/5 and 21/1
  • The Buchan Alpha is a floating production facility
  • Oil is exported from the Buchan Alpha platform via Forties Charlie then through the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) Nigg Oil Terminal
  • The Hannay Field is a subsea development tied back to the Buchan Alpha facility
  • in the Central North Sea producing from Britannia sandstone, Talisman Sinopec operated .


  • Lewis Offshore: Construction of Production Platform
  • J P Kenny: 9th Well Tie-In project covering detail engineering design, procurement fabrication supervision and construction support for the offshore installation activities
  • Bibby Offshore: Buchan Umbilical replacement
  • KWsubsea: 8" Pipeline 13.1km OOS Verification for Hannay


  • 1974 - Buchan Oil Field discovered
  • 1978 - Field development approval granted
  • 1981 - Buchan Alpha installed
  • 1996 - BP sells the field to Talisman
  • 2001 - Hannay development approved
  • 2002 - First oil from Hannay


  • Buchan produces 33.5┬░API black oil from a fractured Devonian Old Red Sandstone Formation reservoir.


  1. Buchan & Hannay
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  4. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  5. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  6. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  7. J P Kenny Subsea References
  8. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  9. BP Considers Sale of Interests in 'MAST' Oilfields
  10. BP's Beatrice, Buchan and Clyde Fields - Sale Completed

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