Tartan Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: UK
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  • Type: Oil
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  • The Tartan platform also acts a a production centre for the Highlander and Petronella subsea satellite fields
  • Since 2007, the Galley Oil Field has also been a tie back
  • Oil is exported via Claymore to the Flotta Oil Terminal


  • RGC: Platform construction
  • William Press/Burntisland: Module construction
  • Bibby Offshore: Power cable installation & Tartan/Highlander Spool installation & tie ins
  • Technip: Tartan subsea
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Highlander Template


  • 1979 - Development approval granted
  • 1983 - Highlander development approved
  • 1986 - Approval for Petronella
  • 2000 - Talisman Agrees With Texaco to Acquire Tartan & Satellite Fields
  • 2007 - Galley redeveloped as a subsea tie in to Tartan Alpha
  • 2012 - Oil leak from the pipeline connecting the Galley subsea field to the Tartan Alpha Installation



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil Production Platforms In The UK
  3. Bibby Offshore Subsea References
  4. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  5. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  6. Talisman Agrees With Texaco to Acquire Tartan Fields
  7. Talisman Energy Confirms Duart Field Development and Galley Field Redevelopment in the North Sea
  8. North Sea Oil Sheen Reported

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