MURCHISON

Discovery year
1975
Wellbore
N/A
Status
Shut down

Area:

North sea

Production start:

28.09.1980

Historical investments per 31.12.2016:

2 618 MILL NOK (nominal)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Reservoir

Murchison produced oil from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group.

Recovery

The field was produced with pressure support from water injection.

Status

Production ceased in 2014. Decommissioning activities started from 2013 by plugging the wells. The platform was removed in 2017.

Development

Murchison is a field in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea, on the border between the Norwegian and UK sectors. It was discovered in 1975, and the plan for development and operation was approved in 1976. The field was developed in the UK sector with a combined drilling, accommodation and production facility with a steel jacket. The British and Norwegian licensees and authorities entered into an agreement in 1979 concerning common exploitation of the resources on the Murchison field. Production started in 1980.

Transport

The well stream was sent through the Brent Pipeline system to Sullom Voe in the Shetland Islands in the UK.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES

All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES – All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.
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DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD

DISCOVERY
33/9 Murchison

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