Beauly & Burghley

Beauly and Burghley are both single well subsea tiebacks. Both fields tie-back to the Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV). The Balmoral FPV is not operated by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited (RSRUK) and the decommissioning of this asset is not within this project scope.

The Beauly field was discovered in 1998 and first oil was achieved in 2001. Beauly is located in Block 16/21c of the Central North Sea approximately 185km from the Scottish coastline, and in 143m water depth. The Beauly Field development comprises of a single subsea horizontal production well, tied back to the existing Balmoral FPV (in Block 16/21) approximately 5 km to the north-west, via a single 6” production pipeline, a piggybacked 2” gas lift pipeline and a control and chemical injection umbilical.

The Burghley field was discovered in 2005 and commenced production in 2010. Burghley is located in Block 16/22 of the Central North Sea and is also a single well tied back to the Balmoral FPV. The Burghley well is tied back via a 10” production pipeline with a piggy-backed 4” gas lift pipeline and an electro-hydraulic control umbilical.

The protected sites in closest proximity to the Beauly and Burghley fields are the Scanner Pockmark Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) c. 12 km north-west and the Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA) c. 23 km to the south-east.

Repsol Sinopec is preparing to decommission the Beauly & Burghley fields.

In keeping with our commitment to open and honest communication, we’ve engaged with a wide range of organisations, special interest groups, advisory bodies and other stakeholders with an interest in the future of the Beauly & Burghley fields. This fits with the expectations of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the regulatory authority for decommissioning.

This website is designed to support this engagement and act as a gateway for those seeking information, news and opportunities to help shape the decommissioning programme.