Murchison Oil Field
  • This field is no longer in operation

Summary Information

  • Operator: Canadian Natural Resources
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1980
  • Production Ceased: 2012
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • Murchison is a mature waterflood straddling the Norwegian and U.K. sectors of the North Sea. The Field is approximately 150km northeast of Shetland and the platform stands in 156m of water
  • The Murchison platform comprises topsides weighing 24,584te supported by an eight leg steel jacket with a 33 well slot capacity, weighing 24,640 tonnes (excluding piles).
  • Oil is exported to the Dunlin platform and then onto Cormorant A and finally to Sullom Voe. Fuel gas is imported from a tie in into the NLGP network.
  • The Playfair field to the north of Murchison produces back to the Murchison Platform via an extended reach well

Contractors

  • McDermott: Platform Construction
  • Heerema: Installation
  • FoundOcean: Grouting

History

  • 1975 - Murchison was discovered
  • 1980 - Field development approved by government
  • 1996 - Oryx acquired 25.93% interest from Chevron
  • 2002 - CNR acquires the field from Kerr-McGee
  • 2011 - A Cessation of Production application was submitted

Geology

Links

  1. CNR International, Murchison
  2. Murchison Field Decommissioning Programme
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  5. Chevron Sells Selected North Sea Interests
  6. Canadian Natural Resources Limited To Acquire Additional North Sea Interests
  7. Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces Transfer Of Ownership – Ninian And Murchison Fields

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