The Mariner field will contribute towards reliable energy supplies for the next 30 years and, with up to 3 billion barrels of oil in place, offers significant potential to create even more value to 2050 and beyond.
Discovered in 1981, the Mariner field was left untouched due to the complexity of the reservoir. In 2007, we acquired the operatorship, and through new ways of thinking and new technology, we started to find ways to meet the challenges laid down by this demanding field.
The Mariner field is located on the East Shetland Platform in UK Block 9/11a in the northern North Sea approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Islands. The field development concept includes the Mariner A production, drilling and living quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket with a floating storage unit (FSU), Mariner B. Drilling will be carried out from the PDQ drilling rig together with a jack-up rig assisting during the initial phase.