400 Feet Below the Sea

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Buzzard Is the UK's Highest-Producing Field

Located about 96 km northeast of Aberdeen in approximately 96 metres of water, the Nexen-operated Buzzard platform, is the largest UK North Sea oil discovery in the past two decades.

Oil from Buzzard is exported via the Forties pipeline to the Kinneil Terminal in Scotland. Natural gas is exported via the FUKA pipeline system (Frigg UK Pipeline) to the St. Fergus Gas Terminal in northeast Scotland.

In 2017, Nexen announced the Buzzard Phase II project which will involve the construction of a subsea development approximately 5km north-east of the Buzzard platform. This will comprise an 12-slot production and water injection subsea manifold that will be tied back to the existing Buzzard complex. First oil is expected in 2021.

Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operating partner of Buzzard (43.21%), with Suncor Energy UK Ltd. (29.89%), Chrysaor (21.73%), Dyas Exploration UK Limited (4.70%) and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Limited (0.46%) also holding interests in the field and its facilities.