Catcher Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Premier Oil
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: Expected 2017
  • Partners: Premier - 50%, MOL 20%
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The project will entail the drilling of 22 subsea wells (14 producers and 8 water injectors) on the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields which will be tied back to the Catcher FPSO
  • The FPSO will have a processing capacity of 60,000 bopd and a storage capacity of 650,000 bbl
  • The Bonneville & Carnaby discoveries will also be tied back to Catcher


  • BW Offshore: Delivery of the FPSO, mooring system, installation and operation
  • Xodus: Subsea Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Subsea 7:
    • Provision of project management, engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and installation of Catcher’s subsea facilities.
    • The scope includes three pipeline Bundles incorporating Butting BuBi® Mechanically Lined Pipe, a riser system for the Catcher Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, and installation of a 10”, 60 km gas export/import pipeline.


  • 2010 - Catcher Oil Field discovered
  • 2012 - Oil discovered in the Carnaby field
  • 2013 - Oil discovered in the Bonneville field
  • 2013 - MOL acquires Wintershall's 20% stake
  • 2014 - BW Offshore awarded LOA for FPSO


  • The oil is in cromarty age sandstones


  1. Drilling Update - Catcher discovery
  2. Premier Oil Exploration Update
  3. Carnaby Oil Discovery
  4. Xodus Catches Premier Contract
  5. Premier Oil Exploration drilling update
  6. Enhancement of the exploration & production portfolio through North Sea acquisition
  7. BW Offshore: Signed LOA for the Catcher FPSO
  8. Subsea 7 S.A. awarded $460 million contract in North Sea
  9. UK Government approval of Catcher

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