15 kboepd (2022 production)
Buzzard production averaged 15 kboepd net to Harbour in 2022 (2021: 13 kboepd). This increase was due to a significantly shorter summer maintenance campaign and new production from the Buzzard Phase II wells, which came on-stream in December 2021 and helped to offset natural decline. The operator plans to drill two Northern Terrace infill wells at Buzzard in 2023.
Located in the Outer Moray Firth, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north-east of Aberdeen, the Buzzard field is one of the largest producing fields in the UK Continental Shelf. It sits in approximately 96 metres of water and came onstream in 2007.
The Buzzard field straddles two licences P986 (Blocks 19/10 and 20/6) and P928 (blocks 19/5a and 20/1S). The facilities comprise four bridge-linked steel platforms, which support wellhead and production facilities, utilities/living quarters, and a further Hydrogen Sulphide stripping platform.
Oil is exported from Buzzard via the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) to Cruden Bay and then onto Hound Point. Surplus gas is exported via the Frigg system to the St Fergus Gas Terminal.