Don Area Oil Fields

Summary Information

  • Operator: EnQuest
  • Country: UK
  • Location:
  • Production start: (1993) 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The development consists of three small fields
  • The original Don development was shut down and later redeveloped
  • Don Southwest comprises six producing wells and four injectors; West Don three producing wells and two injectors; Conrie is a small, single producer well development.
  • The fields are tied-back to the floating production facility (FPF), the Northern Producer
  • Oil is transported to the Thistle Oil Field and then via the Brent System Oil Pipeline and Sullom Voe Oil Terminal


  • Technip: Pipeline stabilization, crossings and Tcover protection
  • KWSubsea: Detailed design of the Don southwest and West Don infield pipelines, export pipelines and tie-in spools
  • Bibby Offshore: Tie ins phases 1,2 &3


  • 1976 - Don Southwest was discovered
  • 1988 - Original Don development approved
  • 1993 - Don began production
  • 2001 - Production ceased
  • 2008 - Transportation agreement with Thistle operator
  • 2008 - Approval granted for Don Southwest & West Don
  • 2009 - First Oil Produced
  • 2010 - Connection to Thistle completed
  • 2010 - Enquest increased its stake by 17.25% in West Don



  1. The Dons, EnQuest
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. KWSubsea Subsea References
  4. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  5. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  6. Thistle field to provide trasportation Southwest and West Don
  7. Don Development update
  8. Lundin Petroleum receives first oil onto Thistle installation through pipeline from the Don development
  9. Recommended Acquisition Of Stratic Energy Corporation

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