Montrose Arbroath Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Marubeni
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The fields are operated using two small manned steel platforms, Montrose A & Arbroath
  • The £1.6 billion MonArb Area Redevelopment Project will mean the production of a further 100 million barrels of oil equivalent from the existing Montrose, Arbroath, Brechin, Arkwright, Carnoustie and Wood fields.
  • The project also includes consent for the new Cayley, Godwin and Shaw fields.


  • Union Industrielle et d’Enterprise (UIE): Montrose Platform
  • Highlands Fabricators: Arbroath Platform
  • HSM Offshore:
    • Montrose Living Quarter
    • WaGE Compression and Treatment Module
  • Stolt Offshore: A 10-inch, 8.5km water injection line between the Montrose and Arbroath platforms
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Arbroath T&I

Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) Project

  • Subsea 7: Project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of two 5km pipeline bundles
  • Offshore Group Newcastle Limited: Engineering, procurement and fabrication of the jacket
  • AMEC: FEED (front end engineering design) for the new bridge-linked platform brownfield scope and upgrade of the existing Montrose Alpha platform
  • OGN: Engineering, procurement and fabrication of the oil and gas jacket, for the new bridge-linked platform for the Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) Project.
  • KWsubsea: Assessment of HPHT Pipelines for Shaw and Cayley


  • 1976 - Montrose development approval given
  • 1987 - Arbroath development approval given
  • 1989 - Arbroath platform installed
  • 2005 - Talisman acquires Paladin, becoming the operator of the field
  • 2006 - Wood and Gas Export (WaGE) module installed on the Montrose platform
  • 2007 - First production from the Wood field
  • 2009 - Cayley, Godwin and Shaw fields discovered
  • 2012 - Montrose Area Redevelopment approved
  • 2013 - Subsea 7 Wins Pipeline Bundle Project



  1. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  2. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  3. HSM Offshore Platform References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. Serimax Pipeline References
  6. KWsubsea High Pressure High Temperature Systems References
  7. Stolt Offshore Announces $120 Million of Contract Awards in the North Sea
  8. Talisman to Acquire Paladin Resources Plc for Pounds Sterling 1,218 Million 'C$2,521 Million'
  9. Marubeni announce oil discovery in UK Central North Sea
  10. Petrofac Brownfield Secures WaGE Project
  11. WaGE Meets Major Milestones
  12. Talisman Energy Announces First Production From the Wood Field in the North Sea
  13. Brown Field Allowance sparks new wave of oil investment
  14. AMEC awarded a five-year brownfield topside projects contract by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited
  15. Subsea 7 UK & Canada Wins Pipeline Bundle Project for Talisman Sinopec UK Energy’s Montrose Area Redevelopment Project
  16. OGN awarded Multi-Million Pound Talisman Jacket Contract

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