Rhum Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: UK
  • Location: central North Sea
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners: BP (50%) and the Iranian Oil Company (50%)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:



  • Saipem: A 44km pipe-inpipe export pipeline connecting Rhum field to Bruce platform
  • AMEC:
    • Front-end engineering design
    • Engineering and design, procurement, fabrication, hook-up, completions and commissioning support
  • Aker Solutions: Umbilicals
  • BiFab: Riser Caisson


  • 2002 - AMEC awarded FEED contract
  • 2003 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2003 - Saipem awarded pipeline contract
  • 2010 - BP Suspends Production from Rhum Gas Field
  • 2013 - The UK government allows the restart of the field


  • The Rhum reservoir consists of fine-grained Upper Jurassic turbidite sands deposited over a tilted fault block.
  • The produced gas has an H2S content of 10-20ppm and a CO2 content of 4-8.5%, and as such is classified as both ‘sour’ and corrosive.


  1. Rhum, BP
  2. Aker Solutions Umbilical References
  3. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  4. BiFab Subsea References
  5. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  6. Saipem awarded new offshore construction contracts amounting to 285 million USD
  7. £35 Million Contract to Develop UK’s Largest Undeveloped Gas Reservoir and Extend Life of BP Bruce Platform
  8. BP Suspends Production from Rhum Gas Field
  9. Rhum North Sea gas field to restart production

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