Pierce Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1999
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is operated using the Hæwene Brim FPSO
  • The vessel can process 45,000 bpd of oil, 110 mmscfd of gas and has oil storage of 600,000 bbls, 
  • The Brynhild Oil Field is being developed as a subsea tieback to the Pierce Oil Field


  • McNulty Offshore: Management integration, Procurement, Construction Engineering, Fabrication, Installation and Commissioning of FPSO
  • Bluewater: addition of water injection capability to the FPSO
  • KWSubsea:
    • Conceptual design of a pipeline and two manifolds required for the Shell Pierce Field Gas Lift Development
    • Detailed design of the Pierce Gas Lift and B5 gas injection subsea infrastructure


  • 1997 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 1998 - Petrobras acquired a stake from Santos
  • 1999 - The FPSO Vessel began operating
  • 2001 - Bluewater signs Heads of Agreement to Buy FPSO Berge Hugin (Later to be renamed)
  • 2002 - Oranje Nassau acquired 3.7% from Eni
  • 2003 - Bluewater awarded contract to add water injection capability
  • 2012 - Summit acquires a 3.75% stake from JX Nippon Oil
  • 2014 - Ithaca Energy Acquired a 7.48% stake



  1. KWSubsea Subsea References
  2. Approval for Pierce Oil Field Development
  3. Offers Sought for Oil and Gas Interests in United Kingdom
  4. Bluewater signs Heads of Agreement to Buy FPSO Berge Hugin
  5. Eni Divests another Portfolio of Non-Core Assets in the UK North Sea
  6. Bluewater to Provide Water Injection Facilities for Shell operated Pierce field in the North Sea
  7. Hæwene Brim Achieves Second Oil and Full Water Injection after Major Upgrade
  8. Exchange of Pierce field and Kinnoull field in UK North Sea
  9. Producing Assets Acquisition

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