Claymore Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Nippon Oil
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 100 miles North East of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 1977
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Claymore complex produces fluids from the Claymore and Scapa oil reservoirs. It comprises two fixed steel bridge-linked platforms, the Claymore Production Platform (CPP), and Claymore Accommodation Platform (CAP) and associated subsea infrastructure, and is located about 100 miles North East of Aberdeen.
  • Scapa was developed by the installation of a subsea production template linked to the Claymore Field, with new topsides facilities
  • The CPP, weighing approximately 36,000 tonnes, sits on a conventional eight-legged steel jacket and provides process and drilling facilities.
  • The CAP is much smaller at around 8,000 tonnes, and provides accommodation and utilities for staff, and the helideck.
  • The platforms are linked by a 106m bridge


  • Union Industrielle et d’Enterprise (UIE): Claymore A Platform Construction
  • Emtunga: Claymore A - Living quarters & Office module
  • SLP: Claymore B Platform Construction
  • Tecon: Complete structural design for bid of jacket and piles
  • William Press: Claymore Modules
  • Saipem: Claymore Accommodation Platform
  • HSM Offshore: Compression Upgrade Module
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for Claymore CPP, Claymore Quarters (CAP), Claymore ‘A’ and Stabilisation of South Claymore pipeline


  • 1977 - Field development approval
  • 1985 - Approval for Scapa development
  • 1990 - Installation of Claymore ‘A’
  • 1995 - Claymore Quarters (CAP) installed
  • 1995 - Scapa production started
  • 2000 - Talisman Energy Acquires a major stake in the field
  • 2002 - Claymore CPP installed
  • 2004 - Talisman Energy Acquires an additional stake
  • 2012 - JX Nippon acquires a stake from ENI



  1. Claymore, Talisman
  2. Tecon Platform References
  3. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  4. HSM Offshore Platform References
  5. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  6. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  7. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  8. Talisman Confirms Major North Sea Asset Deals
  9. Talisman Energy Acquires North Sea Core Area Interests From Intrepid
  10. Major asset acquisition in the UKCS

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