Significant * Offshore Discoveries in Date Order (1965 - 1972)

See foot notes for explanation of terms used. Fields which are under development, in production or have ceased production are in capitals.

Field(1) Name

Well Number

Licence Operator at the end of 2002

Licence Number

Licence Round

Category(2)

Area(3)

H/C Type

Reservoir Age(4)

Date Discovered

WEST SOLE

48/06‑1

BP

P.001

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Dec 65

VIKING B

49/17‑1

ConocoPhillips

P.033

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Dec 65

                   

LEMAN

49/26‑1

Shell

P.007

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Apr 66

ANN

49/06‑1

Venture

P.028

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

May 66

INDEFATIGABLE

49/18‑1

Perenco

P.016

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jun 66

HEWETT

48/29‑1

ExxonMobil

P.037

1

FIP

SNS

G

Triassic/Permian

Oct 66

 

48/22‑1

ExxonMobil

P.697

11(5)

SD

SNS

O/G

Permian

Nov 66

                   

INDEFATIGABLE SOUTH WEST

49/23‑2

Perenco

P.016

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jun 67

Wissey

53/04‑1

Tullow

P.039

1

SD

SNS

G

Permian

Jul 67

 

48/21‑1

Warwick

P.1061

20(5)

SD

SNS

G/C

Permian

Aug 67

BIG DOTTY

48/29‑5

ExxonMobil

P.037

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Sep 67

CAMELOT NORTH

53/01‑1

ExxonMobil

P.025

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Nov 67

                   

CAISTER (Bunter)

44/23‑1

ConocoPhillips

P.452

8(5)

FIP

SNS

G

Triassic

Jan 68

ROUGH

47/08‑1

Centrica

P.323

S1(6)

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

May 68

DEBORAH

48/30-7

Tullow

P.028

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Aug 68

                   

MINERVA

47/03-1

BG

P.016

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jan 69

VIKING A

49/12‑1

ConocoPhillips

P.033

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Feb 69

GANNET F

21/30-1

Shell

P.013

1

FIP

CNS

O

Tertiary

Mar 69

NORTH SEAN

49/25‑1

Shell

P.054

2

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Apr 69

YARE

49/28‑3

ExxonMobil

P.037

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

May 69

GORDON

43/20‑1

BHP

P.002

1

FCP

SNS

G

Triassic

Jun 69

VIKING E

49/17-4

ConocoPhillips

P.033

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jun 69

 

41/24a‑1

Europa Oil & Gas

P.1131

21(5)

SD

SNS

G

Permian

Sep 69

 

41/25a‑1

Europa Oil & Gas

P.1131

21(5)

SD

SNS

G

Permian

Sep 69

ARBROATH

22/18‑1

Paladin

P.020

1

FIP

CNS

O

Tertiary

Dec 69

                   

SOUTH SEAN

49/25‑2

Shell

P.054

2

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jan 70

FORBES

43/08‑1

Open

P.048

1

FCP

SNS

G

Triassic

Jan 70

AMETHYST WEST

47/13‑1

BP

P.050

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Apr 70

SOUTH VALIANT

49/21‑2

ConocoPhillips

P.039

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Jul 70

NORTH VALIANT

49/16‑2

ConocoPhillips

P.033

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Nov 70

FORTIES

21/10-1

Apache

P.246

S2(6)

FIP

CNS

O

Tertiary

Nov 70

                   

VIKING C

49/16‑3

ConocoPhillips

P.033

1        

FIP

SNS

G    

Permian

Jan 71

AUK

30/16‑1

Shell

P.116

3       

FIP

CNS   

O    

Permian

Feb 71

 

30/02‑1

Shell

P.098

3       

SD

CNS   

C    

Tertiary

Jun 71

BRENT

211/29‑1

Shell

P.117

3         

FIP

NNS

O    

Jurassic

Jul 71

ARDMORE(7)

30/24‑2

Tuscan Energy

P.1035

ORA(5) (8)

FIP

CNS

O    

Permian

Aug 71

MONTROSE

22/18‑2

Paladin

P.020

1        

FIP

CNS

O    

Tertiary

Nov 71

                   

FRIGG

10/01‑1A

TotalFinaElf

P.118

3

FIP

NNS

G

Tertiary

May 72

LOMOND

23/21‑1

BP

P.101

3

FIP

CNS

G/C

Tertiary

May 72

VICTOR

49/22‑2

ConocoPhillips

P.025

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

May 72

KINGFISHER

16/08‑1

Marathon

P.295

S3(6)

FIP

NNS

O

Jurassic

Jun 72

BERYL

9/13‑1

ExxonMobil

P.139

4

FIP

NNS

O

Jurassic/Triassic

Sep 72

 

30/13‑2

Talisman

P.079

2

SD

CNS

O

Tertiary

Sep 72

 SOUTH CORMORANT

211/26‑1

Shell

P.232

4

FIP

NNS

O

Jurassic

Sep 72

DEVERON

211/18‑1

BP

P.236

4

FIP

NNS

O

Jurassic

Sep 72

AMETHYST EAST

47/14a‑1

BP

P.005

1       

FIP

SNS

G  

Permian

Oct 72

EUROPA

49/22-3

ConocoPhillips

P.025

1

FIP

SNS

G

Permian

Oct 72

                   

* The description "significant" generally refers to the flow rates that were achieved (or would have been reached) in well tests (15 mmcfgd or 1000 BOPD). It does not indicate the commercial potential of the discovery.

NOTE : Some Significant Discoveries may not be included in this list if the Operator wishes to keep the information confidential (up to five years).

(1) Approved Discovery names in lower case. Fields in production, under development or having ceased production are shown in capital letters.
(2) SD - Significant Discovery; FUD - Field Under Development; FIP - Field in Production; FCP - Field Ceased Production.
(3) NNS, CNS, SNS - Northern, Central, and Southern North Sea; MF - Moray Firth; EC - English Channel; CB - Cardigan Bay; IS - Irish Sea; WOS - West of Shetland.
(4) Reservoir age of Field, and for discoveries when announced by the operator or when released into public domain.
(5) Discovery made under an earlier Licence Round, now Open or Relicensed.
(6) Segregation Licence: - eg S4 - segregation licence from original Fourth Round award.
(7) Previously known as Argyll, which had Ceased Production. Re-licensed in ORA(8) to Tuscan Energy
(8) Out of Round Award
(9) Statoil is the unit operator of the Statfjord Field.
(10) The Britannia Field is operated by Britannia Operator Limited.
(11) Determined as part of the Ninian Field.
(12) Angus Field has been brought back on stream in 2001, after ceasing production in 1993.
(13) Cleeton Field has ceased production but the host installations remain.
(14) Skua and Marnock have been determined as one Field.
(15) Drilled by BG to a target in 47/15b. Top hole located in BP Block 47/10, now operated by Centrica.
(16) BP Operate Block 47/10, but the 47/10-1 Helvellyn Field is now Operated by ATP.

This data was last updated on : March 2004 and is due to be updated on : March 2005

If any errors are found or if you have any comments or other queries please contact:

Jen Brzozowska
email: jen.brzozowska@dti.gsi.gov.uk
phone: +44 (0) 20 7215 5138
fax: +44 (0) 20 7215 5070

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