53,165 tonnes (January 2021 60,083),
64,507 m3 (January 2021 72,911),
14,491 barrels of oil per day (January 2021 14,794)
1.59% of total UK oil production (January 2021 1.63%)
Total UK onshore production in February 2021 was 93% that of February 2020 and 92% of February 2019.
The last time the rate of onshore oil production in barrels per day (bpd) was lower was in March 2013.
The data in this post is published by the Oil & Gas Authority, three months in arrears.
Wytch Farm, Dorset: The UK’s largest onshore producer saw production in barrels per day fall in February 2021 by 1.7% on January 2021. February 2021 was also below December 2020 but above November 2020.
Stockbridge, Hampshire: Rose two places in the rankings from 6 in January 2021 to 4 in February. Production in bpd was up 28% on January. February’s figure of 161 bpd was the highest monthly rate since October 2020.
Palmers Wood, Surrey: Oil production resumed after a break since April 2020. February 2021 was just below the level recorded in January 2020.
Long Clawson, Leicestershire: Production rose to 149 tonnes (34 bpd), up on January 2021 and February 2020 but below the 2020 peak of 341 tonnes (70 bpd) in August 2020.
Horse Hill, Surrey: Barrels per day was down slightly on January (99, compared with 102) but up on December 2020 (82). Horse Hill oil production peaked in April 2020 at 243bpd.
The ranking of companies remained the same as January 2021:
In February 2021, UK onshore oil fields produced 328,745 bpd of formation water, down slightly on the 334,518 bpd in January 2021.
The proportion of produced water to the total fluid production, known as the water cut, averaged 61% in February 2021, up slightly from 60% in January 2021.
The February 2021 water cut ranged from 96% at Wytch Farm to 0.4% at Farleys Wood, Nottinghamshire.
At Horse Hill, where a workover in autumn 2020 aimed to solve problems of water production in the HH-1 well, the water cut dropped to 31% in February 2021, compared with 35% in January 2021.
The largest volume of injected water was at Wytch Farm, followed by Welton in Lincolnshire and Humbly Grove in Hampshire.