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BP is one of the largest producers in the UK, operating several fields in the central North Sea and West of Shetland. BP's newest asset is Clair Ridge platform which started up in October 2018 and feeds into the Clair crude. We also market the Norwegian crude oils produced by Aker BP
Alvheim Blend
Brent
Clair
Culzean
Ekofisk
Foinaven
Forties Blend
Gina Krog
Johan Sverdrup
Schiehallion
Skarv
Alvheim Blend

Alvheim development is operated by Aker BP and located to the west of Heimdal off the West Coast of Norway. 

 

Alvheim development consists of Kneler, Boa, Kamelon, East Kamelon structures and Viper-Kobra and Gekko discoveries. Several smaller discoveries including Bøyla, Vilje and Volund are tied back to the Alvheim FPSO, operated by Aker BP.

 

Alvheim Blend is a light sweet crude. 

 

Crude from Alvheim FPSO is exported by dedicated shuttle tankers.

Brent
Brent Crude is a light sweet crude oil that serves as a benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide.
Location  Northern North Sea
Load terminal

Sullom Voe

Parcel sizes Up to VLCC
Clair

The Clair oil field is located in the West of Shetland region and was discovered by BP in 1977. After tackling challenging reservoir characteristics and the technological limits of the time, Phase 1 was brought on stream in 2005, targeting approximately 300 million barrels of recoverable reserves. It was the first fixed offshore facility to be installed in the West of Shetland area.

 

Phase 2, Clair Ridge is located north of Phase 1, with two bridge-linked platforms that are targeting further sections of the reservoir. Clair Ridge started up in November 2018 and is expected to deliver around 10% of oil production from the UKCS at its peak of 120kbd.

 

Clair is a heavy sweet crude. Crude from Ph1 and Clair Ridge (via a tie-in point) is transported via a 100km long pipeline to Sullom Voe Terminal where it is available for export.

Location  West of Shetland
Load terminal

Sullom Voe

Parcel sizes 600,000 barrels
Culzean

Culzean is a high temperature/high pressure gas and condensate field in the North Sea with first production expected in 2019. 

 

It is a light sweet crude with virtually no Sulphur and very low acidity.

 

Crude will be exported from the FSO vessel via dedicated shuttle tankers.

Ekofisk
Ula Platform

Ekofisk was the first producing field in Norway and is currently one of the largest on the Norwegian continental shelf. Within the Ekofisk area, Aker BP operates Ula and Valhall fields.

 

Valhall consists of a field centre of multiple platforms and the smaller Hod field is tied back and remotely operated. Ula field consists of a smaller satellite field, Tambar and Tambar East. 

 

Ekofisk is a light sweet crude.

 

Crude from the field is transported via the Ekofisk facilities through Norpipe Oil pipeline to Teesside in the UK.

Location  Norway
Load terminal

Teeside

Parcel sizes Up to VLCC
Foinaven
Petrojarl Foinaven floating production storage and offloading vessel

Foinaven crude incorporates production from the Foinaven and Foinaven East fields, located 160 kilometres to the west of the Shetland Islands.  The fields have been developed via two subsea production manifolds tied back to the Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO.

 

It is a heavy sweet crude.

Location West of Shetland
Load terminal

Sold delivered to refineries in North West Europe

May be trans-shipped to larger vessels for other destinations

Parcel sizes

610,000 barrels in summer

588,000 barrels in winter

Forties Blend

Forties Blend incorporates production from around 80 fields (some operated by BP) in the North Sea which is gathered through the Forties Pipeline System. The system has a capacity of 1.15MBD of which around 400kbd is currently being utilised. Production from the Buzzard field is co-mingled with the blend from Forties Unity platform before reaching the Cruden Bay terminal which terminates at Kinneil (adjacent to Grangemouth Refinery). 

 

Forties is a light sour crude.

 

Crude is available for export from Hound Point on the Firth of Forth.Logistic info as per old website

Location Central North Sea
Load terminal Hound Point
Parcel sizes Up to VLCC
Gina Krog

Gina Krog is located north of the Sleipner field in the Northern North Sea. The field, originally known as Dagny, was discovered in the 1970s and production started in June 2017. 

 

It is a medium sweet crude.

 

Crude is loaded offshore from an FSO onto shuttle tankers.

Location Norway
Load terminal

Sold delivered to refineries in:

  • Northwest Europe 
  • Atlantic Coast of France and Spain

May be trans-shipped to larger vessels for other destinations

Parcel sizes 600,000 barrels
Johan Sverdrup

Johan Sverdrup is one of the five largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. Production will commence in late.

 

It is a medium sour crude.

 

Crude will be transported via a new pipeline (created for the Johan Sverdrup development) to Mongstad in South West Norway.

Schiehallion
Glen Lyon FPSO

The Schiehallion crude incorporates production from the BP operated Schiehallion field and the adjacent Loyal field which were first developed in the mid-1990s and have produced nearly 400 million barrels of oil since production started in 1998. After 15 years of operating in harsh conditions and producing nearly 400 million barrels of oil, the original Schiehallion FPSO vessel required replacement to enable continued production from the fields.

 

The Quad 204 project was commissioned to develop a purpose-built FPSO, the Glen Lyon, which is expected to process 130,000 barrels of oil a day at peak production. The project has also seen a complete upgrade of the subsea infrastructure and the start of a major drilling campaign with up to 20 new wells planned.

Location West of Shetland
Load terminal Rotterdam
Parcel sizes 600,000 bbls
Skarv
Skarv in numbers

The Skarv Area is in the top ten of producing assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and consists of the Skarv oil and gas field and other gas fields such as Idun and the new Aerfugl (previously called Snadd) field.

 

Skarv is predominantly a gas field and it was brought onstream in December 2012. Oil and gas production from all the fields are processed via the Skarv FPSO operated by Aker BP. 

 

Skarv is a light sweet crude.

 

Crude is available for export from the FPSO by dedicated shuttle tankers. 

Location Norway
Load terminal

Sold delivered to refineries in:

Northwest Europe 

Atlantic Coast of France and Spain

 

May be trans-shipped to larger vessels for other destinations

Parcel sizes 650,000 barrels
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