Harding Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Taqa
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • The field was initially developed from two pools of oil: Harding Central and South. Since then, two further pools have been developed: Harding South East and by extended reach drilling, Harding North.
  • The oil from the Harding field requires a form of offshore storage. This is because the crude is heavy and naphthenic
  • The field utilises a steel self elevating production jackup
  • Gas is exported by a subsea tie-back of the Devenick Gas Field and a gas export pipeline to connect the gas platform to the Brae gas transmission pipeline
  • From here, gas is transported to the Sage St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal via the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) Pipeline

Contractors

  • Hyundai: Construction of the production drilling and accommodation facility
  • Aker Marine: Harding installation
  • Aker Solutions: Gas Processing - conceptual, FEED and detailed engineering
  • AMEC: Engineering and project management contract for Harding offshore gas project

History

  • 1987 - Harding was discovered
  • 1993 - HHI awarded platform contract
  • 2005 - AMEC wins engineering and project management contract for gas project
  • 2006 - BP & Maersk Oil Approve Front End Engineering & Design for Harding Area Gas Project
  • 2012 - BP sells the field to Taqa

Geology

Links

  1. The Harding Field, BP
  2. Hyundai Heavy Industries Platform References
  3. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Aker Solutions Oil And Gas Processing References
  6. AMEC wins engineering and project management contract for BP Harding offshore gas project
  7. BP & Maersk Oil Approve Front End Engineering & Design for Harding Area Gas Project
  8. BP to Sell Package of Central North Sea Assets to Taqa for $1.1 Billion
  9. Update On UK North Sea Harding Platform Incident

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