Our OperationsOur assets are predominantly long-life fields with high-value barrels and low lifting costs.

Our assets in the UKCS include interests in the Alba, Babbage, Boa, Duart, Hudson and Western Isles fields.

The Western Isles includes the Harris and Barra oil fields, where production has exceeded expectations since it started in November 2017. It is currently on plateau at in excess of 40,000 boepd, with an estimated field life of 15 years.

By working closely with our partners to maximise the efficiency of our operations and get value for money in the services we utilise, we have reduced lifting costs to an average of $8 a barrel across our assets.

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Athena

Decommissioning

Verus equity:

15% non-operated

Partners:

Ithaca 40% (operator); Parkmead Group 30%; Trap Oil Limited 15%

First production:

May 2012

The Athena oil field was developed as a subsea tie-back to the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel BW Carmen.

Cessation of production: 

January 2016

Block: 

14/18b

License number: 

P1293

Sector: 

Central North Sea

Water depth: 

130 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil

Hudson

Producing

Verus equity:

25.8% non-operated

Partners:

Dana Petroleum 47.5% (operator); TAQA Bratani 26.7%

First production:

1993

The Hudson field is a subsea development of seven production wells supported by two injection wells, tied back to the Tern platform.

Block: 

Block 210/24a & 210/24b

License number: 

P472 & P570

Sector: 

Northern North Sea

Water depth: 

158 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil

Verus also has 2% equity in the TAQA Bratani-operated Brent Pipeline System, and 1.2% equity in the EnQuest-operated Sullom Voe Terminal.

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Western Isles

Producing

Verus equity:

23% non-operated

Partners:

Dana Petroleum 77% (operator)

First production:

2017

The Western Isles is producing from two oil fields, Harris and Barra. It involves a subsea development of production and water injection wells tied back to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel.

Block: 

210/24a & 210/24e

License number: 

P472 & P2349

Sector: 

Northern North Sea

Water depth: 

165 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil

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Victoria

Decommissioning

Verus equity:

100% operated

First production:

October 2008

The Victoria gas field was developed as a subsea tie-back to the Viking B platform.

Cessation of production: 

January 2016

Block: 

49/17

License number: 

P033

Sector: 

Southern North Sea

Water depth: 

20 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Gas

Alba

Producing

Verus equity:

17% non-operated

Partners:

Endeavour Energy 25.68%; Chevron 23.37% (operator); Mitsui E & P 13.3%; Spirit Energy 12.65%; EnQuest 8.0%

First production:

1994

Alba is a heavy oil field. Its facilities include a fixed steel platform (the Alba Northern Platform), and a Floating Storage Unit, the first to be purpose built for the UK sector of the North Sea.

Block: 

16/26a

License number: 

P213

Sector: 

Central North Sea

Water depth: 

138 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil

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Duart

Producing

Verus equity:

50% non-operated

Partners:

Repsol Sinopec 50% (operator)

First production:

2007

The Duart field was developed as a single well subsea tie-back to the Tartan platform.

Block: 

14/20b

License number: 

P324

Sector: 

Central North Sea

Water depth: 

138 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil

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Boa

Producing

Verus equity:

11.4% non-operated; 100% (Operator) in UK Blocks

Partners:

Aker BP 57.6% (Operator); ConocoPhillips 17.7%; Lundin 13.3% (in Norway Block)

First production:

2008

The Boa field was developed as part of the wider Alvheim area development, with four subsea development wells tied-back to the Alvheim Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel.

Block: 

UK Blocks 9/15a & 9/15b and Norway Block 24/6

License number: 

UKCS P090 & P631; NCS PL203

Sector: 

North Sea, straddling Norway/UK median line

Water depth: 

122 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Oil & Gas

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Babbage

Producing

Verus equity:

47% non-operated in Babbage; 50% non-operated in exploration licences P2212, P2290 and P2301

Partners:

Dana Petroleum 40%; Spirit Energy 13% (operator) in Babbage, and 50% (operator) in exploration licenses P2212, P2290 and P2301

First production:

2010

The Babbage field consists of a 9 slot minimum facilities platform with horizontal multi-fracced wells. A well is planned on the nearby exploration licences P2212, P2290 and P2301 in 2019 to prove additional gas volumes which could be tied back to Babbage.

Block: 

48/2a

License number: 

P456

Sector: 

Southern North Sea

Water depth: 

42 metres

Hydrocarbons: 

Gas

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