Ross And Blake Oil Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: UK
  • Location: 64 miles from Aberdeen in the Outer Moray Firth
  • Production start: 1999
  • Partners: BG Group
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The fields are produced using the Bleo Holm FPSO, which is located on the Ross Field
  • Gas is transported to the FUKA St Fergus Gas Processing Terminal by the Frigg UK Gas Pipeline System
  • The Blake development comprises six production wells drilled from a single drill centre, and two water injection wells, north-west and south-east of this drill centre; a production manifold, subsea wellheads and flowlines of 9.5 km connecting it to the FPSO
  • The Blake Flank development comprises two production wells and a single water injector tied into the existing Blake Production Manifold


  • McNulty Offshore: FPSO conversion
  • Coflexip Stena: offshore facilities
  • Santa Fe: drilling

Blake Flank

  • Technip: Design, fabrication and installation of the subsea flowlines and umbilicals
  • Kvaerner: The subsea controls
  • Cameron Cooper: Subsea Christmas trees
  • Santa Fe: drilling


  • 1997 - Ross Project development approved by UK Government
  • 1999 - The Ross field came onstream
  • 2000 - Blake Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2001 - Production started on the Blake field
  • 2002 - Blake Flank project approved
  • 2003 - Blake Flank came onstream


  • The main Blake reservoir is a thick channel sand


  1. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  2. Talisman Announces Blake Field Development Approval
  3. FPSO technology benefits Ross and Blake oil fields
  4. Blake Oil Field On Stream Ahead Of Schedule
  5. The Blake Field, Offshore Petroleum Production And Pipe-Lines (Assessment Of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 Licences P 101, P 729 And P 810 - Licences Having Effect Under The Petroleum Act 1998
  6. Blake Flank Oil Development Receives DTI Go-Ahead
  7. BG announces first production from Blake Flank oil development

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