Serica became operator of the Bruce field in November 2018 and is working to extend field life, increase the utilisation of the facilities and maximise economic recovery from the area as a whole. The extensive infrastructure associated with the Bruce field offers significant capacity for third party tieback opportunities. Serica welcomes enquiries from potential shippers.
Last updated: February 2019
The Bruce complex is located in blocks 9/9a, 9/8a and 9/9b. It lies 340km to the northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland in the UK Sector of the Northern North Sea.
The Bruce complex consists of three bridge-linked platforms:
The subsea Keith and Rhum fields are both tied back to the Bruce complex where they are transported and processed for export. Gas is exported via the Frigg pipeline to the St Fergus terminal and liquids are exported via the Forties Pipeline System.
The current capacity projection for the Bruce platform over the next 5 years is shown in the table below:
|Description||Unit||Max Capacity||Projected ullage
(% of maximum capacity)
|Oil Handling Capacity||BPD||70,000|
|Gas Handling Capacity||MMscfd||440|
|Produced Water Capacity||BPD||20,000|
|Water Injection Capacity||BPD||35,000|
Available Capacities key:
|5% to 25%|
Note: Capacities for gas processing based on current export pipeline operating pressure which is subject to change and may reduce overall throughput
Entry specification is subject to discussion.
The Bruce facilities have three primary first stages of separation:
All liquids are routed from these vessels directly to LP Separation. Water is sent on for processing and oil is exported via a 24” pipeline to FPS via the Unity Platform.
Bruce has three stages of compression and gas dehydration facilities:
There are two LPBC, two MP, and two Export Compressors available. Dehydration occurs through a single dehydration column operating a glycol regeneration process. Gas is exported via a 32” pipeline to St Fergus via the Frigg Pipeline system.
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