Douglas Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: UK
  • Location: East Irish Sea
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • This field is part of the Liverpool Bay Development, along with Hamilton Gas Field and Lennox Oil Field
  • The Douglas complex is located approximately 23km off the North Wales and English coastlines and consists of an accommodation unit, a processing platform and a wellhead tower which are bridge linked.
  • The stabilised export crude oil from the Douglas Complex is piped 17 km north to the OSI . The OSI is a purpose-built barge that is permanently anchored.
  • The Douglas platform acts as a processing centre for a number of fields including the Lennox Oil Field and Hamilton Gas Field
  • The Conwy Oil Field is being developed as a subsea tieback


  • BARMAC: Platform construction
  • BiFab: Complete Conversion, Design and Manufacturing of Existing Jack-Up Drilling Vessel to Accommodation (60 Man) and Utilities Platform Incorporating Field Control Module
  • Emtunga: Accommodation Annex


  • 1993 - Government approval for development
  • 1996 - Production started
  • 1998 - Centrica acquires a stake from Powergen
  • 2002 - ENI acquires Centrica's stake



  1. 2012 BHP Billiton, Environmental Statement, Liverpool Bay Operations
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  4. Bifab Platform References
  5. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  6. Centrica strikes offshore deal
  7. Eni increases its interest in the Liverpool Bay fields and disposes of other non core North Sea assets

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