South Morecambe Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Centrica
  • Country: UK
  • Location: East Irish Sea
  • Production start: 1985
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The South Morecambe gas field is one of the UK’s largest fields
  • The Central Processing Complex is a three-platform, bridge-linked complex with a flare boom tower
    • In the centre of the complex is the Central Production Platform (CPP).
    • The import pipelines from the four satellite platforms terminate here, and the gas/condensate export pipeline begins at the CPP
    • Located at the western end of the complex, AP1 is the accommodation platform
    • At the eastern end of the complex, DP1 is the Drilling platform.
    • In addition, production units DP3, DP4, DP6 and DP8 are also connected
    • It has risers from eight wells, plus a flexible import riser and control umbilical to Bains
  • Gas is exported to the Rampside Gas Terminal


  • Haverton Hill: Construction of Morecambe platform modules
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Installation of CPP, DP3, DP4, DP6 & DP8
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for CPP, DP1, DP3, DP4, DP6, DP8, AP1 and Flare Tower


  • 1974 - South Morecambe Gas Field discovered
  • 1982 - Government approval granted
  • 1985 - First gas produced
  • 1989 - DP6 and DP8 platforms installed



  1. Centrica Asset Book
  2. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  3. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References

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