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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: UK
  • Location: west of Shetland
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 640 million barrels of recoverable oil
  • Production Volume:


  • Clair Ridge is a £4.5bn development announced by BP and its coventurers ConocoPhillips, Chevron, and Shell in October 2011. It is an extension of the giant Clair Oil Field
  • It is expected to come onstream in 2016 and produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day at peak.
  • The Clair Ridge development, is the first sanctioned large-scale offshore enhanced oil recovery (EOR) scheme using reduced salinity water injection (LoSal® EOR).
  • Oil and Gas are to be transported from Clair Ridge to Sullom Voe Oil Terminal


  • AMEC:
    • Detailed engineering and project management services for the construction and installation phase of two new bridge linked platforms.This includes detail design, follow-on engineering, site support, plus procurement, supply chain services, materials management and information management services for the whole project
    • Hook up and commissioning services (HUC) for the two Clair Ridge platforms
  • Kvaerner: Drilling & Production Jacket and Piles, Quarters Utility Jacket and Piles
  • Subsea 7: project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a 6km 22” oil export pipeline and a 14km 6” gas export pipeline connected to the new production facilities and existing Clair Phase 1 export systems
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries: Construction of platform topsides
  • Global Marine: Submarine fibre optic link between platforms


  • 2011 - BP Confirms Extension of Giant Clair Field
  • 2011 - The Government gave BP and its partners Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron consent for the project
  • 2011 - AMEC awarded EPMS for the main platform design
  • 2012 - Subsea 7 awarded pipeline contract
  • 2012 - BP announces reduced salinity water injection project
  • 2013 - Clair Ridge Jackets Safely Installed



  1. Foundocean Subsea References
  2. Kvaerner Platform References
  3. BP Confirms Extension of Giant Clair Field West of Shetland in the UK
  4. Consent given for £4.5 billion Clair Ridge development
  5. AMEC awarded £150 million Clair Ridge design engineering, North Sea
  6. Subsea 7 awarded contract, West of Shetland
  7. BP Technology Boosts Oil Recovery Adding To Potential Energy Supplies
  8. AMEC awarded £68 million Clair Ridge hook up contract, North Sea
  9. New Clair Ridge Jackets Safely Installed West Of Shetland
  10. Global Marine lands Subsea 7 contract

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