• Production Delivery

    Production Delivery

    Focusing on production delivery through asset reliability and improvement.

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  • Subsurface

    Subsurface

    The primary function of the Subsurface Team is to ensure that maximum value from the reservoirs is achieved.

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  • Production Enhancement

    Production Enhancement

    Fairfield aims to economically produce every available barrel by exploring opportunities that enhance production rate.

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  • Subsea Engineering

    Subsea Engineering

    Responsible for subsea engineering support activities throughout the whole lifecycle of Fairfield's field developments.

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  • Contracts & Supply Chain

    Contracts & Supply Chain

    Ensuring that all goods and services maximise the value which the supply chain delivers, both onshore and offshore.

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  • HR and Business Services

    HR and Business Services

    Ensuring Fairfield's activities are staffed and supported appropriately in order to facilitate business continuity.

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  • Drilling

    Drilling

    Covering all aspects of Drilling, Completion and Well Services activities on Fairfield's various assets; the team strives for continuous improvement in well delivery.

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  • Legal

    Legal

    Providing practical legal advice across the whole of Fairfield's business.

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  • Finance & Economics

    Finance

    Ensures that appropriate funds are available to execute corporate strategy whilst aiding decision making through the provision of statistical data.

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  • H,S&E

    H,S&E

    Fairfield believes that a workplace free of occupational injuries and illnesses is essential to running an efficient, successful and responsible business.

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Subsurface

What the team says...

Fairfield was set up specifically to develop North Sea fields that are either mature or have proven to be difficult to develop in the past.  The Reservoir Development teams at Fairfield are made up of Geophysicists, Geologists and Reservoir Engineers, highly experienced at dealing with these types of assets.

The primary function of the Subsurface Team is to ensure that maximum value from the reservoirs is achieved. The integrated team of reservoir engineers, geologists and geophysicists uses a variety of tools, both novel and conventional, to formulate long and short term development plans that deliver the full potential of Fairfield’s asset portfolio.

The process starts with Geophysics where old seismic data is improved with modern computer processing techniques. The interpretation of the new data then produces maps which are often a vast improvement on the originals, enabling the internal structures of the field to be seen in more detail and the positions of faults to be imaged more accurately.

The Geophysicist and Geologist then collaborate in combining these maps with historic well data to produce a computer model of the reservoir.  The Geologists work together with the Reservoir Engineers to convert this model to a “dynamic” simulation of the flow of oil and gas through the reservoir rocks to the production wells. This process is one of close collaboration with the Geologist to ensure and changes to the model make good sense within known principles of Geology.

The completed Simulation model can then be used to test planned development schemes with various well or pipeline configurations, and the results used to maximise the oil recovery and economic returns.

Russell Ball, Principal Development Geologist comments: "The Subsurface team in Fairfield is fortunate in that is has a committed and talented group of professionals who are motivated by making the most of existing assets and contributing to the evaluation of new assets. The Company is now funded for growth and that means more interesting and challenging opportunities for the Subsurface team as the Company and its asset base evolves."

CSR

Production Enhancement

Fairfield aims to economically produce every available barrel by exploring opportunities that enhance production rate.
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Drilling

Drilling

Covering all aspects of Drilling, Completion and Well Services activities, the team strives for continuous improvement in well delivery.
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Finance

Finance

Ensures funds are available to execute corporate strategy whilst providing key statistical data to aid decision making.
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Subsurface

Subsurface

The primary function of the Subsurface Team is to ensure that maximum value from the reservoirs is achieved.
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