Watch this short video to learn about what goes into a day's work offshore on Nexen's Golden Eagle platform. Hear about the lifestyle and challenges of living and working 70 kms off the coast of Scotland.
First Oil Delivered in 2014
The Nexen-operated Golden Eagle platform produced first oil on October 30, 2014. This major milestone was accomplished under budget, ahead of schedule, and with a world-class safety record. Upon completion, the project had expended 17.9 million hours worked with only three minor lost-time injuries.
Located 70 km northeast of Aberdeen, Golden Eagle is the second largest oil discovery in the UK North Sea since Buzzard was discovered in 2001.
We’re planning for a long, successful and safe operating life at Golden Eagle, which is also expected to act as a future hub for tieback opportunities. A good example of this hub strategy at work is the Solitaire field, which was discovered in 2001 and acquired by Nexen and our Golden Eagle co-venture participants in 2010. Located four km northeast of Golden Eagle, Solitaire was a stranded discovery and not large enough to be developed on its own. By creating a tieback to Golden Eagle infrastructure, Solitaire came on stream with first production in December 2015.
Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operating partner of Golden Eagle (36.54%), with Suncor Energy UK Ltd. (26.69%), Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd. (31.56%) and Dyas Exploration UK Limited (4.74%) and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Limited (0.46%) also holding interests in the field and its facilities.