Kinnoull Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: UK
  • Location: central North Sea
  • Production start: 2014
  • Partners: BP - 77.06%, Eni - 16.67%; JX Nippon - 6.27%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • In order to access the new reservoir, the project has installed a new subsea system and caisson onto the Andrew platform. Four subsea pipeline bundles with a total length of 28 km - the longest bundle system in the world - will carry the fluids to the Andrew platform for processing and onward export.
  • Production from Kinnoull is forecast to peak at 45,000 barrels per day and be exported via the existing Forties Pipeline System to Kinneil and the CATS pipeline system to Teesside.


  • Heerema: fabrication of the 750 tons process module with a length 18 meters, a width of 13 meters and a height of 28 meters for installation on the existing BP Andrew platform
  • Subsea 7: Engineer, procure, fabricate, install and commission a 28km pipeline bundle system consisting of production, gas lift and methanol pipelines. Also included is the installation of a 28km electro-hydraulic control umbilical, tie-ins of integrated subsea towhead structures, field testing and pre-commissioning works.


  • 2008 - The Kinnoull Oil And Gas Field is discovered
  • 2010 - Subsea 7 awarded Major Pipeline Bundle Contract
  • 2011 - BP and Co-Venturers Approve Development of Kinnoull Field
  • 2012 - Nippon Oil increased its stake in the field
  • 2012 - The new 700 tonne processing unit for the Kinnoull and Andrew Lower Cretaceous reservoirs, was successfully installed on to BP’s Andrew platform
  • 2012 - JX Nippon acquires an additional stake from ENI
  • 2014 - First oil produced



  1. Eni makes a new oil discovery in the UK North Sea
  2. Subsea 7 Announces Major Pipeline Bundle Contract for BP in the North Sea
  3. BP and Co-Venturers Approve Development of Kinnoull Field
  4. Exchange of Pierce field and Kinnoull field in UK North Sea
  5. BP Announces Completion of Major Milestone on Kinnoull Project in UK’s Central North Sea
  6. Major asset acquisition in the UKCS
  7. Loan for Acquisition of Interests and Development of Oil Fields in British North Sea
  8. First oil from the Kinnoull field in the UK North Sea

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