The Buzzard Phase II (BP II) project received full sanction from partners (Suncor Energy UK Limited, Chrysaor Limited, Dyas EOG Limited and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Limited) on August 6, 2018 and the Field Development Plan was approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority, allowing the project to move into the execute stage. The define stage, which included the front-end engineering design of the development, was successfully completed in June 2018.
BPII is using an integrated project team, comprised of CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited and supply chain partners AGR Well Management Limited, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), COSL Drilling Europe AS, Subsea 7 Limited and WorleyParsons Services UK Limited. This team is working together based on an incentivized, outcome-based commercial model and is on-site at CNOOC International's Aberdeen office.
Located about 96 kilometres (km) northeast of Aberdeen in approximately 96 metres of water, the CNOOC International-operated Buzzard platform is the largest UK North Sea oil discovery in the past two decades. BPII is a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area. The objective of this project is to safely develop additional reserves and bring new production on stream, supporting the goal of maximizing economic recovery in the North Sea.
The selected concept is a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area, approximately 5 kilometres northeast of Buzzard consisting of a 12-slot manifold (eight production slots and four water injection). The development will tie back to the existing Buzzard complex with a pipeline bundle assembly incorporating pipelines, manifolds, subsea controls and chemical injection. A brownfield module is to be installed on the Production Platform for processing and export via current export pipeline routes.
A significant amount of this work is being executed by UK-based companies, providing investment to the local UK supply chain and supporting jobs across a range of UK locations.
First oil is expected in the first quarter of 2021.
CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, AGR Well Management Limited, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), COSL Drilling Europe AS, Subsea 7 Limited and WorleyParsons Services UK Limited.