- Operator: Shell
- Country: UK
- Location: Central North Sea
- Production start:
- Partners: Exxon
- Type: Gas & Condensate
- Estimated Reserves:
- Production Volume:
- Shearwater is a high pressure/high temperature field located 125 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland in about 300 feet of water.
- The Shearwater Platform is a fixed manned Installation comprising a wellhead platform connected by an 80m bridge to an integrated process, utilities and living quarter platform.
- The Scoter field, the Merganser field and the Starling field are all tie backs to the Shearwater Platform
- Gas from the field is exported to the Bacton terminal via a 300-mile pipeline named the Shearwater-Elgin Area Line (SEAL) Gas Pipeline. The SEAL pipeline is jointly owned by the Shearwater partners and partners in the Elgin/Franklin fields.
- Liquids from all the fields are evacuated via a spur line into the existing Forties Pipeline System.
- AMEC: Shearwater Platform Construction
- Hereema: Module construction
- KWSubsea: Detailed design of 33km of 12"/20" production pipein-pipe and tie-in spools from Starling manifold to Shearwater platform
- J P Kenny: Detail design of the Scoter Riser at Shearwater and the Scoter Manifold
- 1991 - Shearwater Gas And Condensate Field discovered
- 1997 - Approval received for development
- 2001 - Government approval given to Scoter
- 2007 - Starling field approval given
- 2013 Annual Environmental Statement for Shell U.K
- UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
- List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
- List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
- KWSubsea Subsea References
- J P Kenny Subsea References
- ARCO, Partners Receive Go-Ahead for Shearwater, Elgin/Franklin Projects in UK Central North Sea