Dana Petroleum at this time introduced first oil from its Western Isles growth within the UK North Sea. Production began on 15 November and has continued steadily and consistent with expectations.
Western Isles (Dana 77% and Cieco 23%) is now producing from the Harris and Barra oil fields within the Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands and 12km west of the Tern area.
With an funding of roughly $2 billion by the undertaking companions, Western Isles is Dana’s largest ever undertaking. The Western Isles growth is predicted to provide as much as 44,000 barrels of oil equal a day when absolutely on manufacturing, including over 30,000 barrels (web) to Dana’s each day manufacturing.
Dana Chief Executive Roy Elliot mentioned: “The protected start-up of Western Isles is a proud second and a terrific achievement for Dana and our proprietor the Korea National Oil Corporation – and it demonstrates our ongoing dedication to the North Sea.
“We thank all of our employees, contractors and undertaking companions who’ve labored so arduous to deliver Western Isles so far. We now stay up for a few years of protected and dependable manufacturing.”
Brenda Wyllie, Northern North Sea Manager on the Oil and Gas Authority mentioned: “The first oil milestone from the Western Isles Development is constructive information and helps verify the remaining potential of the UK Continental Shelf. Dana’s method to intervention, when managing a fancy and distant undertaking, has seen them efficiently obtain this aim. The OGA welcomes funding in a mature space of the North Sea and appears ahead to extra of those developments approaching stream and enabling MER UK.”
The Western Isles growth consists of manufacturing and water injection wells tied again to a brand new construct floating manufacturing, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) with oil export utilizing shuttle tankers.The cylindrical FPSO measures practically 90m at its widest and weighs over 28,000 tonnes, with the capability to provide 44,000 barrels of oil a day and retailer 400,000 barrels in its tanks.
Dana Petroleum Limited based mostly in Aberdeen, UK, is an entirely owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). The firm has operations within the UK, Egypt and the Netherlands producing a median of 50,000 barrels of oil a day. (Source and picture: Dana Petroleum – Western Isles FPSO)
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