date icon 09 NOV 2023

Magma Plays Key Role in Seagull Field Production

Global E&C's Completions, Commissioning and Start-up Division - Magma - supports BP's Seagull Field Production.

As a business that champions innovative solutions and fosters collaboration, we fully recognise the significance of establishing connections with customers, engaging with supply chain partners, and proactively pursuing the latest technologies. We are therefore pleased to highlight the significant role played by Global E&C's Completions, Commissioning, and Start-up division – Magma - in bp’s Seagull field production.

bp recently announced the successful commencement of production from the Seagull oil and gas field in the UK North Sea. This achievement not only bolsters energy supplies but also provides essential support to the supply chain, job market, and sustains operations from an offshore facility with a remarkable 25-year history.

Seagull, a project initiated by Neptune Energy, serves as a subsea tieback to the bp-operated central processing facility (CPF) within the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) in the central North Sea, located approximately 140 miles east of Aberdeen.

Magma was entrusted with the responsibility for the subsea completions aspect, on behalf of Neptune Energy. The support provided by Magma to the Seagull project commenced in April 2020, a period marked by the global pandemic, which introduced an additional layer of complexity to the project. Despite these complexities, Magma provided first class support throughout, including:

  • Diligently maintaining regular communication with bp and all contractors to ensure a seamless transition from the subsea phase to operational readiness
  • Providing valuable guidance on systemisation strategies to align subsea scopes with DSV (Diving Support Vessel) campaigns
  • Ensuring that completions activities adhered to bp's established processes and procedures

We are delighted that Magma played a part in supporting bp’s strategy of investing in today’s energy systems and at the same time supporting the energy transition. Well done to all involved!

Seagull Development
The Seagull Development

More about Seagull

Seagull is the first tieback to the ETAP hub in 20 years. The field is located 10 miles south of the ETAP CPF and is a four-well development. Production is delivered via a new three-mile subsea pipeline which connects to an existing pipeline system. A new 10-mile umbilical has been installed, linking the ETAP CPF to the Seagull field, providing control, power and communications services between surface and seafloor.

Seagull sustains continued production through the ETAP CPF, which supports 350 full-time jobs, 270 offshore and 80 onshore. Oil from Seagull is exported through the Forties Pipeline System to Grangemouth in central Scotland and gas to Teesside via the Central Area Transmission System.

The new field is expected to produce around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent gross per day at peak production.

Read more here: Seagull soars: securing energy for today from the North Sea | News and insights | Home (

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