Saxon Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Dana
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Central North Sea
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Saxon Field is located approximately 160km east of Aberdeen in Block 21/23b in the Central North Sea.
  • Petro-Canada developed the Saxon field as a subsea tie-back to the existing Pict Oil Field manifold.
  • The development consists of two production wells situated around a new drill centre (DC8) tied back to DC7 by a 2.35km 10" flexible production pipeline.
  • Gas lift will be required from the start of production and this will be supplied from the existing Pict DC7 manifold through a new 4" flexible gas lift pipeline. A combined control, power, signal, hydraulic and chemical injection umbilical will also be installed from the DC7 manifold.
  • Production is via the Triton FPSO


  • Penspen: Saxon Development Detailed Design
  • Bibby Offshore: Well tie ins


  • 2007 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 2007 - First oil production
  • 2010 - Dana acquires the field from Petro-Canada



  1. Fast Facts, Triton FPSO
  2. Consents given under the Petroleum Act 1998 and Reviews under the Assessment of Environmental Effects Regulations 1999
  3. Penspen Offshore And Platform References
  4. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  5. Dana Acquires UKCS Interests From Petro-Canada UK Limited

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