Caister Murdoch Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Tullow
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 1993
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Caister platform is a small unmanned facility
  • Murdoch has two small unmanned platforms, one of which is for gas compression
  • The CMS III development involved the development of five gas fields: Errol, McAdam, H, Q and, K, with all the fields tied back to the existing Caister Murdoch System
  • The Katy Gas Field, Cavendish Gas Field and the Kelvin Gas Field are subsea tie backs that use the production and transportation facilities of the Caister Murdoch System (CMS)
  • The Hunter Gas Field is a single subsea well tied back via an 8" flexible pipeline and umbilical to the existing Murdoch K subsea template
  • Gas is transported to the Theddlethorpe Gas Processing Plant.


  • HSM Offshore: Murdoch CMS III Compression module
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: T & I - CMS-2 Compression Platform and Murdoch Modules and Caissons
  • FoundOcean: Murdoch Riser
  • Bibby Offshore: Hunter Flowline Isolation
  • J P Kenny: Materials selection, detailed design and specification pipework associated with wellhead protection structures
  • Stolt Offshore: CMS III subsea installation
  • Global Maritime: Warranty surveyor for installation of infield flowlines (10”/12”) and umbilical, and subsequent trenching operations - CMS-III Project


  • 1992 - Project development approved by UK Government for both Murdoch & Caister
  • 1993 - First gas produced
  • 2001 - Permission granted for CMS III
  • 2001 - BP sells ARCO's share of the field to Tullow
  • 2002 - First gas produced from Murdoch K



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. HSM Offshore Platform References
  5. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  6. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  7. J P Kenny Subsea References
  8. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  9. Serimax Pipeline References
  10. Licences P 450, P 451, P 452 And P 691 - Licences Having Effect Under The Petroleum Act 1998
  11. BP Fulfils EC Undertaking With Gas Sale To Tullow Oil
  12. Production Commences from New North Sea Gas Field

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