Cavendish Gas Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: RWE
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 140 km north-east of Easington on the Lincolnshire coast and 180 km north of Bacton on the Norfolk coast
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners: RWE - 50%, Dana Petroleum 50%,
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: initial production rates of 1,6 million m3


  • The Cavendish field was discovered in 1989 and development sanction was granted in 2005. The development consists of a 6-slot minimum facilities fixed platform which is tied back to the Murdoch platform, part of the Caister Murdoch System operated by ConocoPhillips, via 47 kms of newly laid pipeline.
  • Gas is then transported onward to the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal in the UK.


  • Technip: Pipelay contract for the 48 km export pipeline from the Cavendish Field to the Murdoch facilities
  • Heerema: Contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a NUI (normally unmanned installation)
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of Minimum Facility Platform
  • Micoperi:
    • Installation of subsea pipeline 10” plus 3” piggy back 45 km long
    • Cavendish Platform Installation


  • 1989 - The Cavendish field was discovered
  • 2005 - Development sanction was granted
  • 2006 - Pipelay contract awarded to Technip
  • 2007 - First gas produced



  1. Micoperi Offshore And Platform References
  2. Micoperi Offshore Pipeline References
  3. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  4. Cavendish Gas Field Begins Production
  5. RWE, UK Activities
  6. Cavendish Field Development: Pipelay contract awarded to Technip Offshore UK Ltd
  7. Heerema Vlissingen awarded the Cavendish Platform contract
  8. RWE Dea UK receives development go ahead for Cavendish gas field in the UK Southern North Sea

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