• First Production: 1997
  • Ithaca Equity: 50%

The Erskine Field

The Erskine field lies approximately 150 miles (241 km) north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the Central North Sea, in water depths of about 296 feet (90 m).

Discovered in 1981 in Block 23/26, Erskine is a gas condensate field. It was the first high-pressure, high-temperature field to be developed in the UK Continental Shelf. First production was achieved in November 1997.


The field includes a normally unattended installation and is remotely controlled from Chrysaor’s Lomond platform. An 18.6 mile (30 km) pipeline links the two facilities.

Processing takes place in a dedicated module on the Lomond platform. Gas and condensate are exported separately to Chrysaor’s North Everest platform before gas is finally exported via the Central Area Transmission System and condensate is exported through the Forties Pipeline System.

In 2018, Erskine’s daily production averaged 1,750 barrels of gas condensate and 10.3 million standard cubic feet of natural gas. 2018 production was reduced due to the Erskine field being shut-in during the period January – October 2018 while a pipeline bypass project was undertaken on the Lomond Condensate Export pipeline which forms part of Erskine’s only export route.

Erskine is operated by Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited (50 percent) with Harbour Energy (32.0 percent), and Serica Energy (UK) Limited (18 percent) holding non-operated interests in the field.