The Howe field lies within Block 22/12a, 13 km east of the Nelson platform.
The field was developed as a subsea tieback to the Nelson platform (via a 14km flowline).
First oil was achieved in October 2004. Oil is exported via Nelson to the Forties riser platform for onward transport via the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) to Cruden Bay. Gas is transported to a 'T'-piece in the Fulmar Gas Line for export to the Shell-operated terminal facilities at St Fergus.
The field is on natural decline with secondary gas cap expansion and minor aquifer drive.
- Block: 22/12a
- Sector: Central North Sea
- Approx distance: 202km Northeast of Aberdeen, 12.5km East of Nelson Installation Platform
- Water Depth: 298ft (88m)
- Hydrocarbons Produced: Oil and Gas
- Exported Method: Tie-back to Nelson Installation. Oil is exported through the Forties Pipeline System (FPS). Gas is exported to St. Fergus via the Fulmar Gas Pipeline.