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The Breagh Field, Blocks 42/12a, 42/13a and 42/8a, UK North Sea.

Nwachukwu, C.M. and Barnett, Z. and Gluyas, J.G. (2020) 'The Breagh Field, Blocks 42/12a, 42/13a and 42/8a, UK North Sea.', Geological Society memoirs., 52 . pp. 109-118.


The Breagh Field is in UK Blocks 42/12a, 42/13a and 42/8a. It is a gas field with multiple reservoir intervals within sandstones of the Early Carboniferous Yoredale Formation (equivalent to the Middle Limestone Formation within the Yoredale Group onshore). It was the first and is presently the only field developed within these sandstones, offshore UK. Breagh was discovered in 1997 by well 42/13-2 and proved by development well 42/13a-A1. Its crest is at 7110 ft TVDSS (true vertical depth subsea), marked by the unconformity between the base Zechstein and the subcropping Yoredale Formation. It has a free water level at 7690 ft TVDSS, a maximum column height of 510 ft and a field extent of 94 km2. Breagh was developed using ten wells from a 12 slot normally unattended platform; five of the wells have been stimulated by hydraulic fractures with proppant injection. The unprocessed gas flows through a 110 km 20-inch diameter pipeline to the Teesside Gas Processing Plant. Production started in 2013, reached a peak rate of 150 MMscfgd in 2014 and, by the end of 2018, had produced 140 bcf. The field is operated by INEOS Oil and Gas UK Ltd (70%) with partner ONE-Dyas B.V. (30%).

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Publisher statement:Nwachukwu, C.M. , Barnett, Z. & Gluyas, J.G. (2020). The Breagh Field, Blocks 42/12a, 42/13a and 42/8a, UK North Sea. Geological Society Memoirs 52: 109-118. © Geological Society of London 2020.
Date accepted:16 January 2020
Date deposited:22 January 2020
Date of first online publication:30 October 2020
Date first made open access:30 October 2021

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