Captain field enhanced oil recovery phase II approved


United Kingdom – Ithaca Energy, operator of the Captain field, has green lighted the Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Stage 2 project in the UK Central North Sea.

This comes after receiving Field Development Plan Addendum consent from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

EOR Stage 2 project is designed to increase hydrocarbon recovery by injecting polymerized water into the reservoir through additional subsea wells, subsea infrastructure and new topsides facilities.


The Captain field was discovered in 1977, in Block 13/22a located on the edge of the outer Moray Firth. The billion-barrel field achieved first production in March 1997 – over 20 years ago – thanks to technology developments in horizontal drilling and down-hole pump technology. The installation comprises a Wellhead Protector Platform and Bridge Linked Platform connected to a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. Ithaca Energy holds 85% and is the operator of the Captain field, Dana Petroleum holds 15%.