Catcher Area

16 kboepd (2023 production)

The Catcher Area averaged 16 kboepd net to Harbour (2022: 19 kboepd), reflecting natural decline partially offset by a full year of production from the Catcher North and Burgman Far East wells which came on-stream in 2022. Harbour, alongside its partners, is assessing additional drilling opportunities at the Catcher Area with a view to returning to drilling in 2025. A 4D seismic campaign is planned for 2024 to inform future reservoir management plans and identify and de-risk potential future infill opportunities. Post period end, Catcher completed its 200th cargo offload after producing c.100 mmboe, exceeding the mid-point reserves case set out in the original field development plan.

Catcher lies in block 28/9a of the UK central North Sea approximately 174 kilometres from Aberdeen in water depths of around 90 metres. The Catcher discovery was made by an exploration well drilled in May 2010. The area produces from 20 subsea wells on Catcher, Varadero and Burgman. These are a combination of production and water injection wells, which are tied back to a newly built and leased floating, production, storage, offloading (FPSO) vessel. BW Offshore owns and operates the Catcher FPSO. Oil is offloaded by tankers and gas is reinjected into the reservoir. First oil was delivered from Catcher in December 2017, Varadero in January 2018 and Burgman in May 2018.

Catcher onboard view
Catcher aerial
Catcher helideck