F3 FA Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Centrica
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The F3-FA field is located in the north of the Dutch sector, about 240 kilometres north of Den Helder in a water depth of 40 metres.
  • Centrica developed the field, which was initially discovered in the early 1970s.
  • The platform has a total height of 133 metres of which the legs are 75 meters long and weigh 1,200t each. The topsides have a weight of 4,000 tonnes and are 50 metres wide, 30 metres long and 30 metres in height. The total weight of the platform is 8,800 tonnes.
  • Gas is transported on the Netra Nogat Pipeline System


  • Heerema: construction and installation of the F3-FA mobile production platform
  • KWsubsea: 10" Gas Pipeline (23km) OOS verification


  • 1971 - The F3 FA Gas Field was discovered
  • 2008 - Venture Production acquired a major stake
  • 2009 - Centrica acquired Venture and became operatot
  • 2011 - Heerema completed the construction and installation of the F3-FA mobile production platform
  • 2011 - First gas produced



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