Dunlin Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Fairfield
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 195km north-east of Shetland
  • Production start: 1978
  • Partners: Mitsubishi
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:



  • ANDOC: Dunlin Platform Construction
  • Penn & Baudwin: Construction of Dunlin A Modules
  • WOECL: Dunlin A installation
  • Technip: Subsea Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) Services for the Dunlin Fuel Gas pipeline project
  • Alderly: Replacement crude oil metering package


  • 1973 - Dunlin Oil Field discovered
  • 1978 - Government approval for field development
  • 2008 - Agreement signed with Antrim, to tie back Causeway Oil Field to the Dunlin Alpha Platform
  • 2007 - Shell / Esso decide to sell the field
  • 2008 - Fairfield acquired the field
  • 2010 - Technip awarded Gas pipeline project
  • 2012 - Gas pipeline and water injection project completed


  • The oil lies in the Brent formation
  • Dunlin relies on consistent water injection to maximise recovery


  1. Dunlin, Fairfield
  2. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  3. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  4. Shell and Esso to market selected North Sea assets
  5. Fairfield to Acquire Shell and Esso Interests in North Sea Fields
  6. Acquisition of Oil Field in UK North Sea
  7. Fairfield Energy Completes Dunlin Area Acquisition
  8. Fairfield Announces Causeway Tie-in to Dunlin
  9. Fairfield Energy Awards Subsea Contract to Technip
  10. Fairfield invests £70 million in Dunlin upgrades Fairfield invests £70 million in Dunlin upgrades
  11. Alderley’s crude oil metering package now in operation at Dunlin Field

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