Dumbarton Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Maersk
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners: Maersk 100%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Dumbarton is located in blocks 15/20a and 15/20b in the UK North Sea, in 140 meters of water, 225 kilometers north east of Aberdeen
  • The field was originally called Donan
  • As Donan, it was abandoned in 1997 after producing 15.3 million barrels of oil in five years from its sandstone reservoir through a Single Well Oil Production System (SWOPS). The field was blighted by poor reservoir pressure and it was left with the oil produced containing 70 percent water.
  • The field has been developed using six subsea wells tied into the Global Producer III FPSO
  • The Lochranza Oil Field and Balloch Oil Field are also tied back to the FPSO


  • A&P: Overhaul of FPSO's turret mooring system and installation of new PAU
  • NKT Flexibles: Supply of all flexible pipes
  • BiFab: Sub Sea Manifolds


  • 1991 - Donan field development approved
  • 1997 - The field was abandoned
  • 2006 - The DTI has approved the project
  • 2007 - Production was restarted
  • 2008 - Phase 2 of the project started production
  • 2012 - Noble Energy Announces The Sale Of 30% of the field to Maersk



  1. BiFab Subsea References
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. Dumbarton, NKT Flexibles
  4. Dumbarton:Breathing new life into an abandoned field
  5. UK Dumbarton Project Plan Approval
  6. Noble Energy's North Sea Dumbarton Field Produces First Oil
  7. Noble Energy Announces Startup Of Phase Two Of Dumbarton Development In The North Sea
  8. Noble Energy Announces The Sale Of North Sea Assets
  9. Noble Energy Completes The Sale Of Dumbarton And Lochranza In The North Sea

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