Strong UK North Sea production profile

On 30 November 2018 Serica took over BP, Total E&P, BHP and Marubeni’s interests in the Bruce (98%) and Keith (100%) assets and BP's interest in the Rhum (50%) asset, with BP and Total E&P retaining 1% of Bruce. Serica also assumed operatorship of Bruce, Keith and Rhum from BP. Collectively, these assets are estimated to contain net 2P reserves of 56.9 mmboe as of 01.01.19, of >80% gas.

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Bruce Keith Rhum
Bruce Keith Rhum


Partners: Serica (operator) 98%, BP 1%, Total 1%

The Bruce gas field is a late life asset located in blocks 9/9a, 9/8a and 9/9b in the Northern North Sea.

  • Producing via 21 wells with average production in excess of 12,000 boepd net to Serica in 2018 
  • Gas exported via the Frigg pipeline to the St Fergus terminal and liquids exported via the Forties Pipeline System
  • Comprised of three linked platforms:
    • Production Utilities Quarters Platform with quarters for crew (max. 168 persons)
    • Drilling Platform
    • Compression / Reception Platform which hosts reception and compression facilities


Partners: Serica (operator) 100%

The Keith oil field is located in block 9/8a in the Northern North Sea, 6.4 km to the southwest of Bruce.

  • Single well subsea tie-back to Bruce
  • Produced from a single well with average production in excess of 800 boepd net to Serica in 2018
  • Very late life field, scheduled to cease production in 2019
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RhumRhum schematic


Partners: Serica (operator) 50%, IOC 50%

The Rhum gas field is located in block 3/29a, 44km north of Bruce and is a subsea development tied back to the Bruce platform via an insulated pipeline. Rhum is a strategic UK gas asset with significant upside potential.

  • Two producing wells, R-1 and R-2, with average production around 12,000 boepd net to Serica in 2018
  • High quality reservoir displaying ‘tank’ characteristics
  • High pressure, high temperature reservoir


As operator, Serica is able to drive full potential from the assets.

About the deal

BLOCKS 23/26a, 23/26b

Serica 18%, Chevron (operator) 50%, Chrysaor 32%

Map of Erskine

Erskine location: UK Central North Sea

Serica holds an 18% non-operating interest in the Erskine field, located in the UK Central North Sea, which it acquired from BP in June 2015.

The field, operated by Chevron, is a High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) gas condensate field and was originally discovered in 1981. Main reserves lie in three separate, but generally overlying, Jurassic sandstone-producing horizons.  The field has been developed with five producing wells.

The production facilities comprise a normally unmanned platform located at Erskine with production handled and controlled from the Chrysaor-operated Lomond platform, 30km to the north. The Lomond Platform lies 269km east of Aberdeen, adjacent to the Columbus field.  

Erskine field export routes

Gas and liquids produced from Erskine are transported to the Lomond platform via a 16in nominal bore multiphase pipeline where the fluids are processed.

Gas is then delivered via Everest and the CATS pipeline system to a terminal at Teeside.  

The condensate separated at the Lomond platform is delivered via the Forties pipeline to Cruden Bay.

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Map of Erskine field export routes

Erskine field export routes

Erskine Platform

The Erskine platform in the North Sea