A Day in the Life at Scott

Learn about life at Scott as Nexen employees and contractors describe their work environment on this platform in the UK North Sea.
(Time: 3:46)

More than Buzzard

Nexen is a significant player in the UK North Sea with concentrated assets, infrastructure and exploration potential for future growth.

Ettrick & Blackbird

Ettrick and Blackbird fields are located approximately 120 kilometres (75 miles) northeast of Aberdeen in about 115 metres (377 feet) of water. Nexen is pursuing a planned decommissioning program for these fields with the first phase now completed. Both fields are shut-in and ceased production on June 2016, the FPSO has been disconnected from the subsea infrastructure and towed away. The next phase involves preparation for the dismantling and removal of subsea facilities to onshore, which will later be followed by the plug and abandonment of the wells. The decommissioning activities are expected to take several years to complete.


The Scott platform, which came on stream in 1993, produces crude oil and natural gas from the Scott, Telford and Rochelle fields. Scott is located about 188 km (116 miles) northeast of Aberdeen in 142 metres (465 feet) of water. Oil from the platform is exported via the Forties pipeline to the Kinneil Terminal in Scotland. Natural gas is exported via the SAGE pipeline system.

Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operating partner of Scott, Telford and Rochelle (41.90%, 80.40% and 41% respectively), with Dana (20.64% Scott), Edison North Sea Limited (10.47% Scott and 15.65% Telford) and Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd (5.16% Scott and 2.36% Telford ); MOL Operations UK Limited 21.83% Scott and 1.59% Telford ) Endeavour Energy UK Ltd and MOL Operations UK Limited hold interests in Rochelle (44% and 15% respectively).