BP has submitted a decommissioning programme for the Don Field which the UK Government has approved
The Don Field is located approximately 230km north-east of the Shetland Islands in the UK sector of the Northern North Sea and lies in 160m of water. The Don field owners are BP (Operator) and ConocoPhillips.
Don is a subsea development involving five production and two water injection wells. The field was discovered in 1976 and oil was first produced in October 1989, exported via pipeline to the nearby Thistle installation and then to the Sullom Voe Terminal on Shetland.
The Don Field ceased production in January 2005. Wells have been plugged and abandoned and preparations are now underway for the subsea facilities to be decommissioned.
Name: Stephen Christie
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland