Nexen restarts Buzzard oil field offshore UK in North Sea

Nexen Inc. confirmed Nov. 6 that Buzzard oil field in the UK North Sea has resumed production after 2 months of maintenance work. Nexen of Calgary operates Buzzard.

The field was averaging 160,000-170,000 b/d, a Nexen spokeswoman told OGJ. The restart followed a series of operational delays (OGJ Online, Oct. 23, 2012).

Buzzard was shut in for maintenance on Sept. 4. At that time, the field’s production averaged more than 200,000 b/d.

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