Access to Upstream oil and gas infrastructure

High level capacity and facilities information on Shell operated oil and gas infrastructure in the UK Continental Shelf for Prospective users.

For general enquiries regarding access to upstream infrastructure operated by Shell, please contact shell’s upstream ICOP champion, Lynsey Tinios on +44 (0) 20 7934 2226.

Central and Northern North Sea


Armada Hub installation, which consists of Drake, Hawkins and Fleming gas/condensate fields, with SW and NW Seymour, and Maria fields in the UK Sector, Rev (third party fields operated by Repsol Norge) and Gaupe fields in the Norwegian Sector, tied back to Armada.


The Brent field is located 186km (115 miles) east of Lerwick, Scotland in a depth of 142m water and has four platforms - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta.


Curlew is a Floating Production Storage and Offtake vessel (FPSO) and the wells are owned and operated by Shell. 


Goldeneye is a Normally Unattended Installation (NUI). It is controlled from the Installation Control Centre (ICC) and a Field Response Team (FRT) which are based at St Fergus Gas Plant.


The Gannet Complex comprises of a fixed drilling and production platform for Gannet A, B, C, D, E, F and G fields. 


Four legged braced steel jacket, a combined wellhead/production/quarters platform, processing gas and condensate from the Lomond and Erskine fields, and exported via infield pipelines to the CATS (Central Area Transmission System) Riser platform at North Everest, from where it is exported to Forties and onto the CATS Terminal at Teesside.


The Nelson installation comprises of a single, manned drilling and production platform and a subsea satellite tied back to the platform.

North Everest

North Everest is a combined wellhead/production/quarters platform, producing gas and condensate from the North Everest field.  The installation also processes gas and condensate from the South Everest subsea wellheads, located some 7.1km south of the North Everest production platform and the Everest East Expansion (EEE) wells, located approximately 6.8km North East of the installation.


The purpose of the FPSO is the extraction, processing, storage and offloading of crude oil from the Pierce North and South fields. 


Shearwater is a normally manned integrated Process, Utilities and Quarters (PUQ) platform which is bridge linked to a Wellhead (WH) Platform.

Southern North Sea


The Bacton gas terminal is located on the Norfolk coast, 32km (19 miles) north of Great Yarmouth. The site is four terminals within one. 


- including Barque, Carrack, Galleon, Skiff and Sole Pit. Clipper is in the Southern part of the UK sector of the North Sea in the Sole Pit field.

Leman Alpha

- including Brigantine, Caravel, Corvette and Shamrock. The Leman Alpha installation is in the Southern part of the UK sector of the North Sea, 69km (43 miles) North east of Lowestoft, 50km (31 miles) from Bacton and 48km (29 miles).

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SEGAL system

The SEGAL system is made up of two wet gas transportation pipelines, the St. Fergus gas terminal, Fife NGL terminal and Braefoot Baytanker loading facility.

Published key terms

Data published in accordance with the Code of Practice on Access to Upstream Oil and Gas Infrastructure on the UK Continental Shelf (ICOP) and the Gas Act (1995).

Contracting and procurement

Documents provided by the Contracting and Procurement Management group for information and guidance on how to do business with us.

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