the erskine field

Chevron’s Erskine platform.

The Erskine Field lies approximately 150 miles (241 km) east of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the Central North Sea, in water depths of about 296 feet (90 m).

Discovered in 1981 in Block 23/26, Erskine is a gas condensate field. It was the first high-pressure, high-temperature field to be developed in the U.K. Continental Shelf. First production was achieved in November 1997.

The field includes a normally unattended installation and is remotely controlled from Chrysaor’s Lomond platform. An 18.6 mile (30 km) pipeline links the two facilities.

Processing takes place in a dedicated module on the Lomond platform. Gas and condensate are exported separately to Chrysaor’s North Everest platforms before gas is finally exported via the Central Area Transmission System and condensate is exported through the Forties Pipeline System.

In 2016, Erskine’s net daily production averaged 2,215 barrels of liquids and 13.92 million cubic feet of natural gas.

Erskine is operated by Chevron North Sea Limited (50 percent) with Chrysaor (32 percent) and Serica Energy (UK) Limited (18 percent) holding non-operated interests in the field.