Nelson Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1994
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The development consists of a small manned steel platform
  • The Bardolino Oil Field is tied back to the Nelson Platform
  • Howe Oil Field
    • An oil and gas field located in block 22/12a, approximately 160 km east of Peterhead.
    • The project involved the drilling of a single production well in the Howe Field and the laying 14 km of 8" production pipeline and a 3" gas lift line from the field to the Nelson platform.
  • Oil is transported on the Forties Pipeline System and gas via the Fulmar Gas Pipeline to the SEGAL St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal


  • McDermott-ETPM: Nelson to Forties pipeline
  • KWsubsea: Howe P2 Development - Detailed design of high pressure / high temperature pipe


  • 1991 - Nelson development approval awarded
  • 1994 - Platform installed
  • 2010 - First oil from Bardolino



  1. Howe Field Development
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  4. Kwsubsea Detailed Design Subsea References
  5. Serimax Pipeline References

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