Ula Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: southern part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 1986
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: Original
    • 87.9 million Sm³ oil
    • 3.9 billion Sm³ gas
    • 4.0 million tonnes NGL
  • Production Volume:


  • Ula is an oil field in the southern part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is about 70 metres. The development consists of three conventional steel facilities for production, drilling and accommodation.
  • The wellstream from Blane Oil Field and Tambar Oil And Gas Field are tied to the Ula field for processing
  • The oil is transported by pipeline to Ekofisk and then by the Norpipe Crude Oil Pipeline to Teesside.
  • All gas is re-injected into the reservoir to increase oil recovery. Gas from Tambar is also used


  • Kvaerner: Drilling Jacket and Piles
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Installation of Ula Drilling; Production and Quarters Platforms
  • Technip: Tambar production pipeline Phase 2


  • 1976 - Ula Oil Field discovered
  • 1980 - Field development plan approved
  • 1986 - First oil produced
  • 1997 - BP acquired Statoil's 12.5%


  • The main reservoir is at a depth of 3 345 metres in the Upper Jurassic Ula Formation. The reservoir consists of three layers, and two of them are producing well.


  1. Ula, NPD
  2. Jotun Platform References
  3. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  4. Kvaerner Platform References
  5. Technip awarded contract by BP Norge for Tambar production pipeline Phase 2
  6. BP and Statoil Agree North Sea Asset Exchange

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