Leadon Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Maersk
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Blocks 9/14a and 9/14b, North Sea
  • Production start: 2001
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Leadon Field is located on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (“UKCS”), approximately eight (8) kilometres east of the Beryl Field and twenty five (25) kilometres from the Gryphon Field. The Leadon Field straddles UKCS Blocks 9/14a and 9/14b.
  • The Leadon Field was produced via the floating production storage and offloading vessel (“FPSO”) known as Global Producer III FPSO (“GPIII”)
  • The Birse and Glassel oil fields were developed as satellites
  • Crude oil was exported by offshore tanker loading; and fuel gas was imported via a four (4) inch flexible flowline connected to the Beryl Alpha platform.
  • The Subsea infrastructure consists of two drill centres. Drill Centre A (North towhead) has seven production wells and two water injectors and is linked to a mid-line structure, close to the FPSO location by a 42.5in bundle section. Drill Centre B (South Towhead) consists of three production wells, two water injectors and two aquifer wells and is linked to the mid-line structure by a 47.5in bundle section.


  • Aker Solutions: Electrostatic coalescer - EPC


  • 1979 - The Leadon Field was discovered by the British National Oil Corporation
  • 1998 - Drilling of an appraisal well by Kerr McGee
  • 2000 - Field Development Approved
  • 2001 - Production from the field commenced
  • 2005 - Maersk acquired the field
  • 2006 - Production ceased



  1. Leadon Decommissioning Programmes
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. Aker Solutions Oil And Gas Processing References
  4. Kerr-McGee Announces Development of Leadon Field and Discovery and Development Of Two Additional North Sea Fields
  5. The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group acquires UK North Sea oil and gas interests

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