Clair Ridge, North Sea

30 mboed peak annual average production, net to BP

Status: On track

The Clair Ridge project develops new resources from the giant Clair field – the largest oilfield on the UK Continental Shelf.
The Clair field was discovered in 1977, but challenging reservoir characteristics and the technological limits of the time meant it was 2001 before BP and partners approved a development plan for a first phase of development. Phase One 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.

To the north of Phase One is Clair Ridge, where BP is targeting 640 million barrels of recoverable resources. The multi-billion-pound investment involves two new bridge-linked platforms, construction of which was completed in 2016.  Hook-up and commissioning is now well under way with first oil expected in 2018.  

Designed to produce until 2050, production capacity is expected to peak at 120,000 barrels per day.
Location UK - North Sea
Operator BP
Partners BP (28.6%), Shell (28%), Conoco Phillips (24%), Chevron (19.4%)
Projects type Conventional oil
Peak annual average production
~110 mboed (gross)
~30 mboed (net)

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