UK

Maximising value and minimising emissions from a key producing area

CNOOC International is a leading upstream business in the UK North Sea and operator of the Buzzard, Golden Eagle and Scott assets.

Our strategy is to maximize the value of our UK portfolio and create new opportunities for safe and sustainable growth.

We are committed to delivering on the North Sea Transition Deal emissions reduction targets and being a Net Zero energy business in the UK by 2050.

Buzzard

One of the UK’s highest producing fields

The CNOOC International-operated Buzzard asset is one of the UK’s highest-producing fields, providing safe and secure energy for the UK.

Buzzard is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Aberdeen, UK and produced first oil in 2007.

Buzzard has produced more than 800 million BOE and constant development of the field, including infill campaigns, means it is expected to continue producing beyond 2040. 

Near and medium-term emissions reduction opportunities are being progressed, including planning for options to decarbonise Buzzard’s electrical power supply.

In November 2021, Buzzard Phase II, a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area, commenced production. 

Buzzard Phase II incorporates a set of underwater production systems, with two production wells and two water injection wells currently on stream. 

Buzzard Phase II is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 12,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022, increasing Buzzard’s production to 80,000 BOEPD in total.

CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operating partner of Buzzard (43.21%), with Suncor Energy UK Limited (29.89%), Premier Oil UK Limited (21.73%) and ONE-Dyas UK Limited (5.16%) also holding interests in the field and its facilities.

Golden Eagle

Planning for a safe and steady operating life

The H175 helicopter on the Golden Eagle platform in the North SeaThe CNOOC International-operated Golden Eagle platform is located about 111 kilometres northeast of Aberdeen, UK and produced first oil in 2014.

Golden Eagle has an exceptional safety record spanning its operational life, achieving more than seven years without a lost-time injury in 2021.

A four-well infill campaign, completed in 2021, added significant, immediate production to the asset. The campaign was delivered with no reportable HSE incidents, ahead of schedule and under budget. 

Planning for future infill campaigns is well underway to maintain reserves and add production.

CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operating partner of Golden Eagle (36.54%), with EnQuest Heather Limited (26.69%), NEO Energy Production UK Limited (31.56%) and ONE-Dyas UK Limited (5.21%) also holding interests in the field and its facilities. 

Scott

Extending asset life and maximising economic recovery from Scott and Telford

The CNOOC International-operated Scott asset is located approximately 185 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen and commenced production in 1993. 


The Scott, Telford and Rochelle fields are tied into the platform. The Scott and Telford fields continue to produce through Scott. The Rochelle field reached COP in 2019.


The CNOOC International strategy for Scott is to maximise recovery from the Scott and Telford fields in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, defer abandonment costs and attract third party or equity tieback developments. 
The focus areas required to deliver this strategy are to maintain sustainable hub operations, maintain reserves and add production through infill drilling and acceleration of near field tie-back developments.


CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operator of Scott, Telford and Rochelle (41.89%, 80.40% and 79.29% respectively), with Dana Petroleum E&P Limited (20.64% Scott), Energean UK Ltd. (10.47% Scott and 15.65% Telford), NEO Energy Production UK Limited (5.16% Scott and 2.36% Telford) and MOL Operations UK Limited (21.84% Scott, 1.59% Telford and 20.71% Rochelle).

 

Ettrick & Blackbird

Both Ettrick and Blackbird are in the process of decommissioning

The Ettrick and Blackbird fields are located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Aberdeen, United Kingdom in about 115 metres of water. Both fields ceased production in June 2016, are shut-in and are being decommissioned.

UK Gender Pay Report

CNOOC International has published its 2021 UK Gender Pay Gap Report as required by the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This report, which includes data for CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited assets, can be viewed here.

Infrastructure Code of Practice (ICOP) Infrastructure Access

ICOP is the agreed processes and behaviours for accessing infrastructure such as pipelines or onshore terminals on the UK Continental Shelf. As part of this Code of Practice, there is a description of each of our UK operated assets below. If you need further information about ICOP, email Carl.Fiddimore@intl.cnoocltd.com.

2022 Buzzard ICOP

2022 Golden Eagle ICOP

2022 Scott ICOP

Scott - Completed Transaction 2022

 

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