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MURCHISON

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    MURCHISON
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    Current activity status
    Current activity status of the field. Example of legal values: SHUT DOWN, PRODUCING, PDO APPROVED
    Shut down
    Discovery wellbore
    Name of the wellbore which proved the field.
    Discovery year.
    The year the field was discovered
    1975
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North Sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Peterhead, Skottland
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    43665
  • Picture

    Picture
    MURCHISON Field
  • Discoveries included

    Discoveries included
    Discovery name
  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Shut down
    31.03.2014
    Producing
    28.09.1980
    30.03.2014
    Approved for production
    15.12.1976
    27.09.1980
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    33/9
  • Owner – current

    Owner – current
    Owner kind
    Owner name
  • Operatorship – current

    Operatorship – current
    Company name
  • Licensees – current

    Licensees – current
    Company name
    Nation code
    Company share [%]
  • The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)

    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Valid date:
    31.12.2021
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Orig. recoverable oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. recoverable gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Orig. recoverable NGL
    [mill tonn]
    Orig. recoverable cond.
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. recoverable oil eq.
    [mill Sm3 o.e]
    13.86
    0.35
    0.32
    0.00
    14.82
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Orig. inplace oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace ass. liquid
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace ass. gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace free gas
    [bill Sm3]
    27.00
    0.00
    2.70
    0.00
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Remaining oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Remaining gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Remaining NGL
    [mill tonn]
    Remaining cond.
    [mill Sm3]
    Remaining oil eq.
    [mill Sm3 o.e]
    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Murchison is a field in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea, on the border between the Norwegian and UK sectors. The Norwegian share of the field was 22.2 per cent. Murchison was discovered in 1975, and the plan for development and operation was approved in 1976. The field was developed in the UK sector with a combined drilling, accommodation and production facility. The British and Norwegian licensees and authorities entered into an agreement in 1979 concerning common exploitation of the resources on the Murchison field. Production started in 1980.
    25.04.2019
    Transport
    The well stream was sent through the Brent Pipeline System to Sullom Voe in the Shetland Islands in the UK.
    25.04.2019
    Reservoir
    Murchison produced oil from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group.
    16.03.2018
    Recovery
    The field was produced with pressure support from water injection.
    11.04.2017
    Status
    Production ceased in 2014, and the platform was removed in 2017.
    26.02.2020
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    2618
    2021
    0
    2020
    0
    2019
    0
    2018
    0
    2017
    0
    2016
    0
    2015
    0
    2014
    0
    2013
    0
    2012
    20
    2011
    30
    2010
    38
    2009
    0
    2008
    17
    2007
    30
    2006
    17
    2005
    36
    2004
    75
    2003
    66
    2002
    33
    2001
    57
    2000
    47
    1999
    42
    1998
    30
    1997
    39
    1996
    26
    1995
    4
    1994
    1
    1993
    3
    1992
    4
    1991
    38
    1990
    66
    1989
    54
    1988
    19
    1987
    29
    1986
    42
    1985
    19
    1984
    48
    1983
    175
    1982
    108
    1981
    22
    1980
    149
    1979
    161
    1978
    312
    1977
    399
    1976
    282
    1975
    57
    1974
    22
  • Production , saleable

    Production , saleable
    Month
    Net - oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Net - condensate
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - NGL
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - oil equivalents
    [mill Sm3]
    Sum
    13.861408
    0.347779
    0.002096
    0.620119
    14.831402
    2014
    0.003029
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.003029
    2013
    0.027909
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.027909
    2012
    0.043653
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.043653
    2011
    0.049683
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.049683
    2010
    0.046491
    0.000000
    0.000000
    -0.001066
    0.045425
    2009
    0.068180
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000843
    0.069023
    2008
    0.075312
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.001130
    0.076442
    2007
    0.078054
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000438
    0.078492
    2006
    0.088242
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.001675
    0.089917
    2005
    0.082079
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000320
    0.082399
    2004
    0.090457
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.001224
    0.091681
    2003
    0.113896
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.003483
    0.117379
    2002
    0.105286
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000535
    0.105821
    2001
    0.089643
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.089643
    2000
    0.167704
    0.000512
    0.000000
    0.005082
    0.173298
    1999
    0.251688
    0.004134
    0.000011
    0.005367
    0.261200
    1998
    0.268867
    0.005957
    0.000035
    0.006757
    0.281616
    1997
    0.280033
    0.010973
    0.000063
    0.010494
    0.301563
    1996
    0.235551
    0.005936
    0.000033
    0.005365
    0.246885
    1995
    0.202872
    0.004155
    0.000010
    0.005167
    0.212204
    1994
    0.229960
    0.004340
    0.000013
    0.004590
    0.238903
    1993
    0.289237
    0.009209
    0.000030
    0.007312
    0.305788
    1992
    0.468638
    0.018136
    0.000096
    0.014715
    0.501585
    1991
    0.394033
    0.011185
    0.000065
    0.010234
    0.415517
    1990
    0.480694
    0.007661
    0.000056
    0.012660
    0.501071
    1989
    0.484883
    0.016702
    0.000122
    0.016121
    0.517828
    1988
    0.522968
    0.023631
    0.000332
    0.019217
    0.566148
    1987
    0.343821
    0.024249
    0.000144
    0.024003
    0.392217
    1986
    0.893153
    0.046430
    0.000286
    0.081735
    1.021604
    1985
    1.696164
    0.055042
    0.000262
    0.138714
    1.890182
    1984
    2.862727
    0.080551
    0.000455
    0.195488
    3.139221
    1983
    1.053631
    0.018976
    0.000083
    0.048516
    1.121206
    1982
    1.052422
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.052422
    1981
    0.720448
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.720448
    1980
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
  • Production , sum wellbores

    Production , sum wellbores
    Month
    Gross - oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Gross - condensate
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - oil equivalents
    [mill Sm3]
    Sum
    15.335081
    2.007259
    0.000000
    17.342340
    2014
    0.002992
    0.000479
    0.000000
    0.003471
    2013
    0.027268
    0.004362
    0.000000
    0.031630
    2012
    0.042363
    0.006778
    0.000000
    0.049141
    2011
    0.048514
    0.007763
    0.000000
    0.056277
    2010
    0.045213
    0.007093
    0.000000
    0.052306
    2009
    0.067486
    0.013698
    0.000000
    0.081184
    2008
    0.073021
    0.038949
    0.000000
    0.111970
    2007
    0.076628
    0.027530
    0.000000
    0.104158
    2006
    0.084613
    0.025023
    0.000000
    0.109636
    2005
    0.085482
    0.017828
    0.000000
    0.103310
    2004
    0.089868
    0.012233
    0.000000
    0.102101
    2003
    0.112844
    0.012420
    0.000000
    0.125264
    2002
    0.103139
    0.012038
    0.000000
    0.115177
    2001
    0.137395
    0.015503
    0.000000
    0.152898
    2000
    0.168889
    0.019122
    0.000000
    0.188011
    1999
    0.271755
    0.045455
    0.000000
    0.317210
    1998
    0.291297
    0.056763
    0.000000
    0.348060
    1997
    0.289628
    0.078593
    0.000000
    0.368221
    1996
    0.263500
    0.054909
    0.000000
    0.318409
    1995
    0.226432
    0.036490
    0.000000
    0.262922
    1994
    0.245823
    0.037306
    0.000000
    0.283129
    1993
    0.312090
    0.046460
    0.000000
    0.358550
    1992
    0.509869
    0.066426
    0.000000
    0.576295
    1991
    0.428815
    0.056480
    0.000000
    0.485295
    1990
    0.530527
    0.075696
    0.000000
    0.606223
    1989
    0.533246
    0.067154
    0.000000
    0.600400
    1988
    0.563971
    0.079536
    0.000000
    0.643507
    1987
    0.383249
    0.073658
    0.000000
    0.456907
    1986
    1.000173
    0.121117
    0.000000
    1.121290
    1985
    1.912522
    0.164339
    0.000000
    2.076861
    1984
    3.188051
    0.222707
    0.000000
    3.410758
    1983
    1.199950
    0.164688
    0.000000
    1.364638
    1982
    1.172536
    0.180059
    0.000000
    1.352595
    1981
    0.748665
    0.140099
    0.000000
    0.888764
    1980
    0.097267
    0.018505
    0.000000
    0.115772
  • Production – charts

    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Any produced water is only included after 1.1.2000
  • Wellbores – exploration

    Wellbores – exploration
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status
    Content
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status