Horne And Wren Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Tullow
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Horne And Wren minimum facility is a 2 well gas production platform located in Block 53/3c of the Southern North Sea, 65 kilometres East of the Bacton Terminal off the coast of Norfolk, in 40.6m water depth.
  • There are no processing facilities on the platform, it is essentially a wellhead platform only.
  • There is no accommodation and the facility is normally unmanned.
  • The Wissey Field is a subsea tie back to the platform
  • Gas is exported via the Thames Offshore Infrastructure to the Bacton Gas Plant


  • SLP Engineering Ltd: Horne & Wren Platform
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Transport and installation of Horne & Wren Platform


  • 1967 - The Wissey field was discovered by Signal Oil & Gas
  • 1992 - The Horne field was discovered by Hamilton Oil Company
  • 1997 - The Wren field was discovered by ARCO
  • 2001 - Tullow obtained its initial 9% interest in these fields as part of an acquisition from ARCO/BP
  • 2004 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2004 - Centrica acquired a 50% stake
  • 2005 - First gas produced
  • 2007 - Development approval for Wissey
  • 2008 - Production from the Wissey field started
  • 2012 - Wissey production ceased



  1. Horne And Wren Decommissioning
  2. Wissey Decommisioning
  3. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Tullow Oil Increases Stake in North Sea Horne Gas Discovery
  6. Horne & Wren Development and New Third Party Business

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