CNOOC Ltd. started production at the Buzzard Phase II development, offshore UK North Sea, about 96 km northeast of Aberdeen with average water depth of about 96 m.
While fully utilizing the existing Buzzard infrastructure, the project also includes a newly built set of underwater production systems (OGJ Online, July 8, 2021). Two production wells and two water injection wells have been brought on stream.
Buzzard Phase II is expected to reach peak production of about 12,000 boe/d in 2022, increasing Buzzard’s total production to 80,000 boe/d.
CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC, is operator of Buzzard (43.21%) with partners Suncor Energy Co. (29.89%), Harbour Energy Co. (21.73%), and ONE-Dyas BV (5.16%).