Crawford Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Enquest
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Block 9/28a - Area B, 300 km north east of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 1989
  • Partners: Fairfield
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: gross 2P reserves of 26.8 MMboe
  • Production Volume:


  • The Crawford field is located in the Northern North Sea, in water depth of around 385 ft.
  • The field was originally developed in 1989 with production having started in April 1989 and ceased in December 1990, having reached cumulative oil production of 3.9 MMbbl.
  • The initial Crawford development focused on production from the Jurassic Hugin formation.
  • Subsequent appraisal drilling in 2007 confirmed the extension of the field’s Triassic reservoir
  • The field is to be redeveloped together with the Porter Field


  • KWSubsea: Pre-FEED and FEED engineering of two caisson risers


  • 1988 - UK government approval for the development
  • 1989 - First oil produced
  • 1990 - Production ceased
  • 2005 - Fairfield acquires a stake from Acorn
  • 2007 - Appraisal wells drilled on the fields
  • 2010 - Enquest acquired 19% share
  • 2011 - EnQuest acquired majority stake and assumed operatorship



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. KWSubsea Subsea References
  3. Fairfield Energy Announces Formation of North Sea Company and Acquisition of Assets
  4. Fairfield to Acquire Shell and Esso Interests in North Sea Fields
  5. Recommended Acquisition Of Stratic Energy Corporation
  6. EnQuest to acquire majority equity stake and assume operatorship of both Crawford and Porter developments

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