Nexen: Buzzard Phase II In North Sea Moves Into Execution Mode

The second phase of the Buzzard development in the North Sea has been fully sanctioned by partners Suncor Energy UK Ltd., Chrysaor Ltd., Dyas EOG Ltd. and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Ltd., according to Nexen, a CNOOC. Ltd. Co.

Nexen, operator of the Buzzard platform, announced the news Aug. 6. With the investment, FEED work finished and field development plan approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority, the project moves into execution mode.

Plans are for the subsea development to tie back to the existing Buzzard complex with a pipeline bundle assembly incorporating pipelines, manifolds, subsea controls and chemical injection, Nexen said in a news release. The development includes a 12-slot manifold comprised of eight production slots and four water injectors. A brownfield module will be installed on the production platform for processing and export via current export pipeline routes.