Grouse Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Venture Production
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea, in Block 21/19
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Venture Production - 50%, Dana Petroleum - 50%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: Initial field productivity is in line with expectations at around 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day


  • The Grouse field is situated in the UK’s Central North Sea, in Block 21/19, and has been developed via a subsea production well tied back to the Dana/Venture owned Kittiwake platform, the production hub for the Greater Kittiwake Area (“GKA”) operations.


  • 1972 - The P0238 licence covering Block 21/19 was awarded in the 4th UK Offshore Licensing Round
  • 2003 - GKA, including the Grouse discovery, was acquired by Dana and Venture from Shell and Esso
  • 2007 - An appraisal well in the Grouse field was successfully drilled and tested at rates of over 10,000 boepd gross on a restricted choke
  • 2008 - First Oil Flows From Grouse Field
  • 2013 - EnQuest acquires 50% of the Greater Kittiwake Area



  1. First Oil Flows From Grouse Field In The UK
  2. Successful Appraisal And Development Well At Grouse Oil Field
  3. EnQuest acquires 50% of the Greater Kittiwake Area

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