The Hutton, NW Hutton, Q-West and Darwin Field, Blocks 211/27 and 211/28, UK North Sea

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Turnell, H, Gluyas, J, Ball, R, Henderson, J, Mulhachy, M, Richardson, C, Tyrie, J and Wahid, F (2019). The Hutton, NW Hutton, Q-West and Darwin Field, Blocks 211/27 and 211/28, UK North Sea. in: United Kingdom Oil and Gas Fields Geological Society of London.
AuthorsTurnell, H, Gluyas, J, Ball, R, Henderson, J, Mulhachy, M, Richardson, C, Tyrie, J and Wahid, F
Abstract

Hutton (discovered 1973) and NW Hutton (discovered 1975), together with Q-West (discovered in 1994) and Darwin (discovered 1983, undeveloped), are part of a single petroleum system. The main fields were defined as two separate legal entities. Although Q-West covered multiple blocks, it was wholly developed via the Hutton platform.

Together, Hutton and NW Hutton produced 328 Mmbo of oil and a small quantity of associated gas from Middle Jurassic, Brent Group sandstones. The trap is a complex series of tilted fault blocks sealed by Mid-Upper Jurassic Heather and Kimmeridge Clay Formation mudstones. Oil was sourced from the Kimmeridge Clay, which is mature for oil generation in the hanging walls to the field bounding faults and deep on the footwall flanks.

NW Hutton underperformed relative to Hutton. In part this was due to the poorer reservoir quality encountered at depth compared with the shallower Hutton Field but a significant component of the underperformance was due to the way in which the field was developed and then operated. Both fields contain areas of unproduced and unswept oil with the NW Hutton portion having the largest remaining oil in place.

Year2019
Book titleUnited Kingdom Oil and Gas Fields
PublisherGeological Society of London
Publication process dates
Accepted10 May 2019
Deposited29 Jul 2019
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