EnQuest’s existing North Sea asset base comprises maturing assets where we are working to create new value by maximising production: by exploiting untapped resources that our experience, technology and commercial agility are now placing within our reach.

A mix of infrastructure upgrade projects, targeted drilling programmes, advanced technological solutions and innovative operational practices is being deployed to extend the production life of fields with much left to give.

The Dons

Don Southwest was discovered in 1976 and yielded first production as part of the original Don development in 1993 with operator BP. BP’s Don development ceased production in 2001 and Don Southwest was redeveloped by EnQuest’s predecessor company PEDL. EnQuest today holds a 60% interest (Ithaca 40%).

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Heather/Broom

The Heather field was discovered in 1973 and developed by operator Unocal, with a 42 slot fixed steel platform.  Production began in 1978, reaching a peak of 36,000 Boepd in 1982. The licence operatorship subsequently changed to DNO in 1996, then to Lundin in 2004 before the demerging of Lundin’s UK assets in 2010, when EnQuest became the operator.

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Thistle/Deveron

The Deveron field was discovered in 1972; the Thistle field in 1973.

The Thistle Alpha platform was installed in 1976 and commenced production in 1978 for BNOC/Britoil/BP. The licence operatorship subsequently changed to DNO in 2003, then to Lundin in 2004 before the demerging of Lundin’s UK assets in 2010.

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