Catcher Area

19 kboepd (2022 production)
Catcher – 50.0% operated

The Catcher Area averaged 19 kboepd net to Harbour in 2022 (2021: 18 kboepd). This was driven by a full year's contribution from the field which came from the Premier acquisition. We completed a three well drilling programme at Catcher with two of those wells - Catcher North and Burgman Far East - brought on-stream around year end while the third encountered sub-commercial volumes and was not completed. Following the changes to the EPL announced in November 2022, Harbour and its partners took the decision to defer further infill drilling at Catcher.

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