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On the 8th June 2021 Tailwind completed the purchase of Decipher Energy Limited which included interests in three licences in the Greater Ninian area. Licence P.2311 has since been relinquished. Tailwind intends to maximise production from the existing Orlando field (licence P.1606) and assess options for further development of the Mansell licence (P.2448).


The Orlando Field is located in licence P.1606 (UKCS Block 3/3b), approx. 11 km east of the Ninian Field. Tailwind holds a 100% operated interest in the Orlando Field, which was acquired through the acquisition of Decipher Energy in 2021.
Orlando was discovered in 1989 by well 3/3-11, which encountered a 160ft oil column within a tilted fault block structure in Middle Jurassic Brent Group reservoir sandstones. Appraisal wells 3/3b-13 and 13Z were drilled in 2011/2012 and the single horizontal producer (3/3b-13Y) was completed in 2017.

The Orlando field development consists of a subsea tie-back of the single production well to the CNRI operated Ninian Central Platform. The well is completed with sand screens and dual Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs), to provide artificial lift. A workover of the existing well is being planned in 2022 to replace one of the failed ESP’s and increase production to an estimated 4-5,000 bopd.




Tailwind equity100%

Host facility Ninian Central

Hydrocarbon phase Oil

Workover to replace failed ESP (2022)