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Summary Information

  • Operator: Dana
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands
  • Production start: Expected 2015
  • Partners: Itochu
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: Plateau production is expected to be around 40,000 boepd (With Barra)


  • Being developed together with the Barra Oil Field as one half of the Western Isles project
  • Development involves a subsea development of at least five production and four water injection wells plus two exploration wells tied back to a new build floating production, storage and offloading vessel, Western Isles FPSO, with oil export using shuttle tankers.


  • COSCO: Construction of the FPSO
  • Sevan Marine: Technology Licence for the cylindrically shaped FPSO
  • Subsea 7: Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two 2.5 kilometer pipeline bundles and a 11 kilometer gas export pipeline
  • Diamond Offshore: Drilling of production wells


  • 2012 - Dana Petroleum started the detailed engineering design phase for the project
  • 2012 - The Department of Energy and Climate Change has approved the development of the field
  • 2013 - Subsea 7 awarded pipeline contract
  • 2013 - Dana starts drilling operations
  • 2014 - Production wells tested



  1. Western Isles Development Project
  2. Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles project moves ahead
  3. Dana $1.6bn oil and gas development gets go ahead
  4. Western Isles License- and Service Agreements Signed
  5. Subsea 7 S.A. awarded US$300 million North Sea contract
  6. Scana Industrier ASA - Scana Offshore Vestby signs new contract with Dana Petroleum for delivery of mooring winches
  7. Dana starts drilling operations on Western Isles project ahead of schedule
  8. Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles Project first well successfully tested

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