Hamilton Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: UK
  • Location: East Irish Sea
  • Production start: 1995
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • These fields are part of the Liverpool Bay Development, along with Douglas Oil Field and Lennox Oil Field
  • There are three Hamilton gas fields; Hamilton, Hamilton North and Hamilton East.
  • The Hamilton and Hamilton North gas platforms are almost identical.
    • These platforms are two-level, normally unmanned structures with an underdeck. Produced gas, together with condensate and formation water, is transported via subsea pipeline to Douglas for further processing.
  • Hamilton East was a gas production well from a single subsea well completion, tied back to the Hamilton North platform via a subsea pipeline, but this well is now shut in and has zero production.


  • McDermott-ETPM: Subsea installation
  • Saipem: Pipeline installation


  • 1993 - Government approval for Hamilton & Hamilton North
  • 1995 - First Gas Produced
  • 1997 - Production starts from Hamilton A
  • 1998 - Centrica acquires a stake from Powergen
  • 2001 - Hamilton East gets development approval
  • 2002 - ENI acquires Centrica's stake



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. Serimax Pipeline References
  3. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  4. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  5. Liverpool Bay Development Produces First Gas
  6. Centrica strikes offshore deal
  7. Licence P 710 - Licence Having Effect Under The Petroleum Act 1998
  8. Eni increases its interest in the Liverpool Bay fields and disposes of other non core North Sea assets

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