East Foinaven - P803

The BP operated East Foinaven Field is located in the Atlantic Margin 190 kilometres west of Shetland.

East Foinaven

East Foinaven - P803

Area Equity Partners Blocks
West of Shetland (UK) 10% equity BP Exploration (40% and operator)
Marathon Oil UK Ltd (50%)
204/24a, 25b

The field lies seven kilometres to the south east of the main Foinaven Field (also BP operated) and 10 kilometres to the south west of BP operated Schiehallion.  The East Foinaven Field was discovered in August 1995 and first oil from the field was in September 2001.

The field has been developed as a subsea tie-back to the main Foinaven Field and currently utilises three production wells and two water injectors from a single subsea production manifold.  Shuttle tankers offload crude from the floating production, storage and offtake vessel which is then shipped directly to refineries.  Gas is exported via the west of Shetland Pipeline System to the Sullom Voe Terminal in the Shetland Islands.  Gas is then transported to the Magnus Field via the east of Shetland Pipeline System for use in the Magnus Enhanced Oil Recovery scheme.

Faroe acquired its interest in East Foinaven in September 2012.