Blane oil field

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Blane oil field
Blane oil field is located in North Sea
Blane oil field
Location of Blane oil field
Country Norway
United Kingdom
Location North Sea
Block N 1/2-1
UK 30/3a
Offshore/onshore Offshore
Coordinates 56°50′52″N 2°29′55″E / 56.847683°N 2.498706°E / 56.847683; 2.498706Coordinates: 56°50′52″N 2°29′55″E / 56.847683°N 2.498706°E / 56.847683; 2.498706
Operator Talisman Energy (UK) Limited
Partners Talisman Energy (43.002%)
Eni (18.002%)
Roc Oil Company Limited (12.501%)
MOC Exploration (UK) (13.994%)
Dana Petroleum (12.501%)
Field history
Discovery 1989
Start of production 2007
Current production of oil 10,224 barrels per day (~5.095×10^5 t/a)
Recoverable oil 30.4 million barrels (~4.15×10^6 t)
Producing formations Paleocene sandstones of Forties[1]

Blane (Norwegian: Blanefeltet) is an offshore oil field located in the southern Norwegian and northern British sectors of North Sea.[2][3] The Blane facilities are located on the British continental shelf and are tied to the Ula field which is located 34 km (21 mi) to the northeast via subsea pipeline.[1] The field was discovered in 1989 and produces high quality oil.[2]


Talisman Energy (UK) Limited is the operator with 25.002% of interest in the project. Other partners include Roc Oil Company Limited (12.501%), MOC Exploration (UK) (13.994%), Eni UK Limited (13.897%), Eni ULX Limited (4.105%), Dana Petroleum (BVUK) Limited (12.501%), Talisman Energy Norge AS (18.000%). Initial investment in the field was £ 250 million.[2]


Blane is located in approximately 70 metres (230 ft) of water. The main reservoir stands at 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) in the marine Paleocene sandstones of the Forties Formation. Development drilling started on May 13, 2006. The production started on September 12, 2007.[2][4] Blane field, tied to Ula platform, consists of two horizontal production wells with gas lift and one water injection well.[5] The field produces 10,224 barrels per day (1,625.5 m3/d) and it is expected production will reach 17,000 barrels per day (2,700 m3/d).[3] Production involves utilization of pressure support from injection of water produced from Tambar, Blane and Ula fields.[1]

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External links[edit]

Talisman Energy official website