Golden Eagle Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Nexen
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 110 kilometres North East of Aberdeen
  • Production start: 2014
  • Partners: Maersk Oil, Suncor and Edinburgh Oil and Gas
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Golden Eagle Area comprises the Golden Eagle and Peregrine fields. Peregrine was known as Pink, while the Hobby discovery is now defined to be part of the Golden Eagle field. The fields were discovered 2007-2009 in Block 20/1 located 110 kilometres North East of Aberdeen. The fields are operated by Nexen (36.5%) with Maersk Oil, Suncor and Edinburgh Oil and Gas as partners.
  • Operator Nexen has estimated the Golden Eagle Area contains 140-150 million barrels of oil equivalent in gross recoverable contingent resources, making it one of the largest oil discoveries in the UK North Sea in recent years.
  • The Golden Eagle field will be developed using two platforms - a wellhead platform and a production, utility and living quarters (PUQ) platform - connected by a 70 metre bridge.
  • Plans call for 20 development wells (16 platform-based and four subsea) to be drilled. The development will also include associated in-field and export pipeline infrastructure.
  • First oil is expected in 2014 with initial production rates at between 60,000-65,000 barrels of oil a day


  • Heerema: Awarded the contract for the fabrication of two jackets
  • Technip: engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of:
    • 2 export, 1 production, 1 mechanically lined water injection and 1 gas lift flowlines
    • 1 main umbilical and 2 subsea isolation valve umbilicals,
    • subsea equipments,
    • trenching and backfilling of all flowlines and umbilicals,
    • tie-ins, protection, pre-commissioning and commissioning support.
  • GE: Wellheads, Xmas trees and additional equipment for subsea and platform applicationsas well as subsea control systems
  • Lamprell: A two level Wellhead (W) Deck and a three level Production, Utilities and Quarters (PUQ) Deck
  • Wood Group: Provision of management, labour, materials, services and equipment to complete the hook-up and commissioning of the offshore facilities
  • SLP Engineering: EPC contract for a 140 man accommodation module
  • Sembmarine SLP: Fabrication of the Bridge and Flare Structures
  • Saipem: PUQ and Wellhead Platform
  • Nessco: Communication systems


  • 2011 - Heerema awarded the contract for the fabrication of two jackets
  • 2011 - Nexen Receives Regulatory Approval for Golden Eagle Oil Field
  • 2012 - Technip awarded engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract
  • 2012 - GE awarded Subsea Systems contract
  • 2013 - Wood Group awarded hook-up and commissioning contract
  • 2014 - First oil produced



  1. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  2. Nessco Platform References
  3. Heerema Fabrication Group wins Contract Nexen Golden Eagle jackets
  4. Maersk Oil approves Golden Eagle field development plan
  5. Technip awarded contract by Nexen for the Golden Eagle development in the UK North Sea
  6. Nexen Receives Regulatory Approval for Major UK North Sea Development
  7. Lamprell awarded two new construction contracts by Nexen
  8. SLP Celebrates New Contract Award
  9. GE Subsea Systems to Support North Sea Oil Field Development
  10. Golden North Sea win for Wood Group PSN
  11. Sembmarine SLP Secures UK Contract Award
  12. First oil from Golden Eagle development

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