Production

ExxonMobil has an interest in around 40 producing offshore oil and gas fields in the North Sea. Many of these fields are operated by Shell U.K. Exploration and Production as part of a joint operation.

Article

Production

We are responsible for approximately five per cent of UK oil and gas production.

Several different types of production installation are used to maximise the efficient and cost-effective recovery of oil and gas from our offshore fields. The installation may be a platform, a floating production facility or sub-sea wellheads connected to a central processing facility.

Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited has been producing gas from the North Sea since 1968 and oil since 1976.

The Brent field has been producing oil and gas for some 38 years. The extended life span of these fields is due almost entirely to investment in the development of new technologies.

Ongoing technological advances in reservoir management tools have offered new geological insights and improved reservoir performance. Engineering innovations such as extended reach drilling and horizontal wells allow optimum development.

While ExxonMobil has an interest in around 40 producing oil and gas fields in the North Sea, the Brent field, which is operated by Shell U.K. Exploration and Production, is nearing the end of its operational life. Discover more about the Brent Decommissioning project.

Related content

Advanced Elastomer Systems AES

Advanced Elastomer Systems Limited (AES), an ExxonMobil subsidiary, is one of the world's leading suppliers of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

UK operations Article

Refining and marketing overview

ExxonMobil is best known in the UK for our famous brands: Esso and Mobil. We are one of the largest petrol retailers in the UK. We serve around 800,000 customers every day, 365 days of the year, through our retail network of around 1,100 Esso-branded service stations.

UK operations Article

Exploration

The exploration part of our business is concerned with identifying, capturing and evaluating new oil and gas resources.

UK operations Article

Operations overview

Exxon Mobil Corporation is the parent company of the Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil companies that operate in the United Kingdom.

UK operations Article

Operated by others

Many of the production fields in which ExxonMobil has an interest are operated by another company as part of a joint operation.

UK operations Article

Access to oil and gas infrastructure

The infrastructure code of practice is a voluntary arrangement developed by Oil & Gas UK in consultation with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

UK operations Article