Chrysaor has a 21.7% interest in Buzzard, one of the largest producing fields in the UK Continental Shelf since its start-up in 2007. Located in the Outer Moray Firth 100 km north-east of Aberdeen, the field straddles licenses P986 and P928 (blocks 19 and 20). Buzzard facilities comprise four bridge-linked steel platforms which support wellhead and production facilities, utilities/living quarters, and a further Hydrogen Sulphide stripping platform. The Buzzard asset delivered excellent operational performance in 2017, consistently delivering 30 mboepd net to Chrysaor with over 90% uptime. The field produced 23.1 mboepd net during November and December 2017, impacted by the FPS outage.
Buzzard’s considerable remaining reserves are being further developed through two projects to be delivered in the 2018-2021 period. An infill drilling campaign will commence in 2018 off the wellhead platform, targeting multiple low-risk targets within the main Field area. A subsea tie-back will also develop new reserves in the northern area of the field, installing additional production and water injection capability during 2020/2021.
Chrysaor is working closely with Buzzard partners to ensure that this asset continues to produce its reserves safely and efficiently into the late 2030s.