Cormorant Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: TAQA
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
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  • Type: Oil / Gas
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  • Redpath de Groot Caledonian; UIE: Cormorant North Platform
  • Emtunga: North Cormorant - Helicopter control module & office complex
  • McAlpine/Sea Tank: Cormorant South Platform
  • Cleveland Bridge: Construction of Cormorant South Modules
  • McDermott: Construction of Cormorant North Modules
  • FoundOcean: Cormorant ‘A’


  • 1972 - Cormorant Oil Field discovered
  • 1979 - Government approval given for Cormorant North & South
  • 2007 - Shell and Esso decide to dispose of the field along with a number of others
  • 2008 - TAQA acquired 100% stake in Cormorant North, South Cormorant from Shell and Esso
  • 2009 - TAQA drills new well on the property
  • 2012 - TAQA discovers ‘Cormorant East
  • 2013 - Leak detected on Cormorant Alpha


  • Middle Jurassic (Brent) sands


  1. TAQA Environmental Statement 2012
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  4. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  5. FoundOcean Subsea References
  6. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  7. Shell and Esso to market selected North Sea assets
  8. TAQA Completes Acquisition Of North Sea Assets From Shell And Esso
  9. TAQA Bratani Announces First New North Sea Oil Well On Stream
  10. Contender well successful
  11. TAQA reports incident in UK North Sea

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