Trent Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Perenco
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners: Perenco, Iona
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Estimated recoverable reserves of 190 bcf at start up
  • Production Volume:


  • Tyne Gas Field & Trent were developed together in a joint project
  • The fields lie in the Southern Gas Basin in 20 to 50 metres water depth
  • The development consists of a single unmanned platform
  • The Trent facility complex serves as the main processing centre for Tyne, which produces to Trent via a 56 kilometre, 20" pipeline. From Trent, the processed gas is exported 170 kilometres to Bacton via the 24" EAGLES Pipeline


  • SLP Engineering: EPIC contract for the platforms
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Transport & Installation of platform
  • Maersk: Development drilling
  • Allseas Marine Contractors Pipelay
  • Keppel: Mobile Offshore Application Barge (MOAB) used as an unmanned gas compressor platform


  • 1995 - ARCO acquires and extra 18.75% share from St James's
  • 1995 - DTI Gives Go Ahead for Trent and Tyne Developments
  • 1996 - BP announces first gas
  • 2003 - Perenco acquires the field from BP
  • 2005 - Perenco installed booster gas compression
  • 2011 - Iona Energy acquired 20%


  • The Trent field, comprises a single structural closure with internal fault blocks


  1. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  2. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  3. Trent and Tyne Fields in UK North Sea Produce First Gas
  4. BP To Sell Southern North Sea Gas Package To Perenco
  5. Iona Energy Provides Update on UK Southern North Sea Gas Operations
  6. Keppel O&M clinches newbuild contracts worth S$60 million
  7. DTI Gives Go Ahead for Trent and Tyne Developments
  8. ARCO Purchases St James's Oil & Gas Limited
  9. ARCO British Limited Award Trent and Tyne Contract to SLP Engineering Limited

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