Tyne 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: Original estimated at 250bcf
  • Production Volume:


  • Trent Gas Field & Tyne were developed together in a joint project
  • The fields lie in the Southern Gas Basin in 20 to 50 metres water depth
  • Gas is piped 57 kilometres east for processing on the Trent Platform
  • From there it is transported through the EAGLES Pipeline to the Bacton terminal


  • SLP Engineering: EPIC contract for the platforms
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Transport & Installation of platform
  • Ensco: Development drilling


  • 1995 - ARCO acquires and extra 25% 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
  • 2011 - Iona Energy acquired 20%


  • The Tyne field is comprised of five separate fault blocks


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

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